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The entrance into a country of foreigners for purposes of permanent residence. The correlative term emigration denotes the act of such persons in leaving their former country.



West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

IMMIGRATION. The removing into one place from another. It differs from emigration, which is the moving from one place into another. Vide Emigration.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Jean McCluskey was born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to Eastchester when she immigrated in 1978.
Hanaa's family immigrated more than 20 years ago, leaving their home, friends, work and memories behind.
In 1961, a total of 7,116 Turks immigrated to Germany as guest workers.
Only last year, 2, 715 persons immigrated to Macedonia, mostly from Turkey (615), Serbia (552) and Albania (537).
We expect that foreign birth is associated with reduced levels of risky sexual behavior, but that this relationship is less pronounced for individuals who immigrated to the United States during very early childhood than for later arrivers.
Pandith, a Muslim, immigrated to the United States with her parents from Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
Both Shimomura, 80, and Nambu, 87, are known as scientists who immigrated to the United States in the so-called brain drain seeking better research conditions there.
Some 300 families from Dara-i-Ghozak, Barlas and from other villages immigrated to Takhar province, said Arbab Muhammad Ghareb.
King said that his father, who immigrated from Northern Ireland, and his mother, whose mother immigrated from the Republic of Ireland, struggled to put all of their children through Catholic schools.
Those who have read I Have Lived a Thousand Years and My Bridges of Hope (and even those who have not) will be anxious to see Ellie and her mother reunited with her brother, who had departed for America four years earlier, and with the few surviving relatives who had immigrated to New York City.
WITH A DIVISIVE ISSUE like immigration, the cartoon aracter Pogo perhaps summarized it best: "We have met the enemy, and he is us." Today, even some anthropologists suggest Native Americans immigrated here and displaced the then-current indigenous people.
Based on the life story of author Beverly DiMare's paternal grandparents who immigrated to America from Central Europe during the early part of the 20th century, "The Lake Geneva Chronicles" tells the story of their settling down in the small Wisconsin farming community of Lake Geneva.