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immigration

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Citizenship
immigrationim‧mi‧gra‧tion /ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃən/ ●●○ W3 AWL noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 PGCFOREIGNthe process of entering another country in order to live there permanentlyemigration 🔊 He called for a common European policy on immigration.2 PGCthe total number of people who immigrate 🔊 Immigration fell in the 1980s.3 (also immigration control)PGCTT the place at an airport, sea port etc where officials check the documents of everyone entering the country
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immigrationImmigration officials stopped and arrested the man at JFK airport.Immigration reached its peak in the 1950s.Immigration trends change Changing immigration trends are largely responsible for the bifurcation in the community.Below was a racist article about immigration control.The federal government has sole responsibility to enforce immigration laws, including the prevention of illegal entries into the United States.Total growth also includes the balance of immigration and emigration.Demonstrations throughout the city have focused on immigration and an calling for an amnesty for illegal aliens.All such immigration, now, is a mere trickle.Most people in the UK believe that immigration has enriched the economy and national culture.Edward M.. Kennedy, D-Mass., from attaching a minimum-wage increase to the immigration bill.One can not accredit those problems to immigration.
From Longman Business Dictionaryimmigrationim‧mi‧gra‧tion /ˌɪmɪˈgreɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]1the process of entering another country, state etc in order to live thereIn the past, California has had the highest rate of immigration. compare emigration net immigration2 (also immigration control) the place at an airport, port etc where officials check the documents of people entering the country
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