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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.




noun admission of foreigners, change of national location, colonization, entry of aliens, establishment of foreign residence, expatriation, forrign influx, incoming population, ingress, migration, movement of population, transmigration
Associated concepts: issuance of visas
See also: entrance, entry, inflow

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

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Children who immigrated before age six are likely to have completed all of their education within the U.
5 percent of Montreal workers who immigrated in 1990 commuted on public transit.
The new species represents a lineage that must have immigrated to the Islands independently, he says, His team caught the animal in Luzon's ravage lowland forest.
Last year, Fausto and his mother immigrated from the Oaxaca region of Southern Mexico.
As well, about two out of every three children who immigrated between 1997 and 1999 could neither speak English nor French, this at a time when schools are increasingly facing the loss of English as a Second Language program.
Those who immigrated before 1981 fared better than the non-immigrants (10.
Wing Lam, co-founder and vice president of marketing for Wahoo's Fish Taco, developed a love for the sport of surfing at age 14 after his family immigrated in 1975 to Newport Beach, Calif.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Deputy Parliament Speaker Aref Taifour called the Arabs who immigrated to Kirkuk during the ex-regime to return to their original provinces following having their compensations according to Article 140 of the Iraqi Constitution.
Duhani immigrated to Constantinople where he started his family and, where he owned a pastry shop; in 1971 he immigrated to Worcester.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1928, Mendik immigrated to New York with his family as an infant.
But Omar Zayat, an Argentinian Jew who immigrated in 2003, solved that problem.
The memoir ends in 1954 when at the age of 19, Inge immigrated to the United States.

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