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noun [C]     /ˈɪmɪɡrənt/
a person who has come to a country that is not their own in order to live there permanently: legal/illegal/undocumented immigrant Arizona employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants face suspension of their business license.immigrant to ... The majority of recent immigrants to the US are from Mexico and Central America. → Compare emigrant
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