a policy, especially by a national government or legislative body, of enacting restrictions on the amount of imported goods, immigration, etc.
Origin of restrictionism
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By then, Wilson had been elected governor and morphed into a restrictionist.Careful What You Wish For: Here’s What California Would Look Like Without Illegal Immigrants
Ruben Navarrette Jr.
September 18, 2014
For all those reasons, I lean toward a skeptical and restrictionist view.Who Wins from Immigration Deal? Not Republicans
January 28, 2013