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  1.  (n.) One who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; correlative of emigrant

 Thinkexist.com   http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/immigrant Accessed 15/03/2012

  1. (a person) who has come into a foreign country to live there permanently, not as a tourist or visitor. The eastern part of the city is inhabited by immigrants; the immigrant population.

TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.thefreedictionary.com/immigrant  Accessed 15/03/2012

  1. a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
  2. (adj) of or pertaining to immigrants and immigrationa departmentfor immigrant affairs.

Dictionary.com  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/immigrant  Accessed 15/03/2012


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Used in a sentence:

Since opening its doors to newcomers in the 1980’s, Canada has become known as the destination country for immigrants.

Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studieshttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/WIMM.

The New Immigrant Survey, http://nis.princeton.edu/.


Other Useful Sources

Americans for Immigrant Justice, http://aijustice.org/.

BBC Short History of Immigration http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/uk/2002/race/short_history_of_immigration.stm

Citizenship and Immigration Canada: Immigrating to Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp

International Organisation for Migration  http://www.iom.int/jahia/Jahia/lang/en/pid/1



Boswell, Christina. 2003. “Burden-sharing in the New Age of Immigration”. Migration Information Source. http://www.migrationinformation.org/feature/display.cfm?ID=173

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. 2000. “Burden-Sharing – Discussion Paper “. UNHCR Fifth Annual Plenary Meeting Of The APC, Hong Kong, 13-14 November 2000. ISIL Year Book of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law. World Legal Information Institute. http://www.worldlii.org/int/journals/ISILYBIHRL/2001/17.html

Thielemann, E. 2005. “Towards Refugee Burden-Sharing in the European Union State Interests and Policy Options”. Ninth Biennial International Conference of the European Union Studies Association

Dictionary.com  http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/immigrant  Accessed 15/03/2012

TheFreeDictionary.com http://www.thefreedictionary.com/immigrant   Accessed 15/03/2012

Thinkexist.com   http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/immigrant Accessed 15/03/2012


Other related Terms: immigration; migrant; xenophobia; push pull factors