Definition of immigration in English:


Line breaks: im¦mi|gra¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪmɪˈɡreɪʃn


[mass noun]
1The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country: a barrier to control illegal immigration from Mexico
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  • This is also the generation who suffered most at the brutal application of immigration laws.
  • The second great problem in immigration and illegal trafficking in people.
  • The screening of this film will be followed by a discussion on illegal immigration.
1.1The place at an airport or country’s border where government officials check the documents of people entering that country: the airport has long queues at immigration and baggage reclaim
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  • Admittedly it took a little while at immigration but that was just checking passports.
  • Late that night we cleared immigration and added an observer to the crew.
  • I tried to plead with immigration to see if we could come to an understanding.

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