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English definition of “immigration”

immigration

noun [U] uk   /ˌɪm.ɪˈɡreɪ.ʃən/ us  
B2 the act of someone coming to live in a different country: There are strict limits on immigration (into the country). B1 the process of examining your passport and other documents to make certain that you can be allowed to enter the country, or the place where this is done: After you've been through immigration (control), you can go and get your luggage. immigration policy immigration officers
(Definition of immigration from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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