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Definition of immigration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the process of coming to live permanently in a country that is not your own; the number of people who do this laws restricting immigration into the U.S. a rise/fall in immigration immigration officers
  2. 2(also immigration control) the place at a port, an airport, etc. where the passports and other documents of people coming into a country are checked to go through immigration
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: immigration

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