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Definition of immigration

Project ID: 7358

Immigration - the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. To come to a place or country of which one is not a native in order to settle there.

Immigrate - to move into another country to stay there permanently.

Immigrant - migrant/foreign workers (both legal and illegal) and refugees.

Emigrant - someone who leaves a country to settle in a new country.

Emigration - the act of emigrating; movement of a person or persons out of a country or national region, for the purpose of permanent relocation of residence.

Migration - an instance moving a place to live to another place for a while.

Illegal immigrant - someone who has immigrated into a country by bypassing customs and immigration controls or has overstayed a valid visa.

Undocumented immigrant - an immigrant who has entered a country in an unauthorized manner (often as a migrant worker) and has no documentation.

Asylum seeker - someone who flees their home country and seeks asylum in another; a refugee.

Asylum - place of refuge.

Exodus - a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people.

Trek - to travel or migrate, especially slowly or with difficulty.

Transmigration - to migrate from one country to another in order to settle there.

Resettlement - the act or state of settling or the state of being settled.

Relocation - to move (a building, company, person, etc.) to a different location.

Displacement - the state of being displaced or the amount or degree to which someone is displaced.

Exile - anyone separated from his or her country or home voluntarily or by force of circumstances.

Voyage - a journey or expedition from one place to another by land.

Travel - to go from one place to another, as by car, train, plane, or ship; take a trip