- a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
- an organism found in a new habitat.
Origin of immigrant
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Examples from the Web for immigrants
Opponents of Muslims and immigrants across the continent are claiming vindication in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack.Europe’s Islam Haters Say We Told You So
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 8, 2015
Then came Bess Myerson, a daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants who was raised in the Sholem Aleichem Houses in the Bronx.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
No one who lives in an American city requires a flashlight to detect the presence of immigrants or the challenges they face daily.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
In particular, it applies to immigrants who lost their U.S. citizenship after their involvement in World War II was discovered.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive
December 29, 2014
Christian is the son of Mexican immigrants whose father works at a car wash and mother works at McDonalds.Forget the Kids Who Can’t Get In; What About Those Who Don’t Even Apply?
December 9, 2014
These immigrants all gladly and eagerly adapt themselves to their new surroundings.Freeland
Of course, very few of the other immigrants get such a wage as that.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
New York assimilates its immigrants with surprising rapidity.The Vagrant Duke
Among these immigrants the Anglo-Saxon element is now very small.The Task of Social Hygiene
The Indian immigrants, now reckoned at 50,000, are of two classes.Impressions of South Africa
- a person who comes to a country in order to settle thereCompare emigrant
- (as modifier)an immigrant community
- an animal or plant that lives or grows in a region to which it has recently migrated
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Word Origin and History for immigrants
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