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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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Invest in an annuity or a life insurance policy: Before immigrating, a taxpayer can purchase an annuity or a life insurance policy.
Danticat brings her formidable skill as a writer and her own firsthand knowledge of Haiti and immigrating to America to this heartfelt story, told in the intimate diary format.
An archival image of a train arriving at the 1939 World's Fair, which her grandfather and great-grandfather attended the day of their deaths, is echoed in a contemporary photograph of a train in Lodz, where the two men lived before immigrating to the United States.
New species of vegetation are immigrating as well, he added.
All 10 patients born in Central America reported immigrating directly to the United States (i.e., did not reside in another country before arriving in the United States) from their countries of birth.
Chosen from the class of Preobrajenska in Paris by the choreographer to join de Basil's Ballet Russe, the Odessa-born Youshkevitch began her career at the Opera Russe a Paris, later joined Polish Ballet, and after immigrating to the U.S.
As many as 50 years after immigrating, these people show no loss of facility with Spanish and still speak their native tongue about half the time.
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews headed by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, which helps Jews immigrate to Israel, notes that following the events in France there has been a surge in the number of Jews interested in immigrating to Israel.
As part of the partnership, Indians looking at immigrating can get a green card through investment of $500,000.
Among gay men claiming that sexuality was a big factor in immigrating, "the first thing they feared was deep shame about dishonoring and hurting their families" by coming out.