immigration


immigration
immigration im‧mi‧gra‧tion [ˌɪmˈgreɪʆn] noun [uncountable]
1. the process of entering another country, state etc in order to live there:

• In the past, California has had the highest rate of immigration.

— compare emigration
ˌnet immiˈgration
the amount by which the number of immigrant S is greater than the number of emigrant S:

• Over the past decade, the south has experienced a net immigration of more than a million persons.

2. also immiˈgration conˌtrol the place at an airport, port etc where officials check the documents of people entering the country

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immigration UK US /ˌɪmɪˈgreɪʃən/ noun [U]
the process of coming to a country in order to live in it permanently: »

Current immigration levels are driving the U.S. population to double this century.

immigration law/lawyer/attorney »

An immigration lawyer can help guide you through the immigration process.

Compare EMIGRATION(Cf. ↑emigration)
(also immigration control) the process of having your passport and other documents officially checked to make certain that you are allowed to enter the country, or the place where this is done: »

In the United Arab Emirates, identity cards can be used to go through passport control at entry and exit points so that passengers can pass more smoothly through immigration.

See also NET IMMIGRATION(Cf. ↑net immigration)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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