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About 1 of each 8 people in the United States immigrated from somewhere else.
  come to live in a new country
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immigration immigrants immigrant immigrated immigrate immigrating immigrates
Strongly Associated with:   migrate, migrant, emigrate
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  • About 1 of each 8 people in the United States immigrated from somewhere else.
  • Today, most of the people who immigrate to the United States are from Latin America and Asia.
  • About 1 in 4 people who live in the United States are either immigrants or the children of immigrants.
  • Over 1 in 4 Californians immigrated from another country.

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  • Mexican-born immigrants account for over a quarter of all foreign born people living in the United States.
  • About half of the children in California are living with parents who immigrated from another country. Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Texas all have over a third of their children living with foreign-born parents.
  • The immigrant share of the United States Population climbed from less than 5% in 1970 to over 13% today.
  • Between 1860 and 1920 the share of the United States population that immigrated from another country was between 13 and 15%. Then it declined to less than 5% in 1970. Today it is over 13% again.
  • Mexicans along the border, he notices, are quick to proclaim their right to immigrate to the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Like so many other immigrants to America in those years, theirs was a leap of faith.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • I talked enough and stole enough and sold enough to buy a steamship ticket, and I joined the multitudes going to America.

    The immigration officer said, "What is your name?"
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Milkweed
  • An immigrant goes to America
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • For the immigrants of Europe, a dream dared and won true.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • For the hundredth time, I cursed my immigrant origins.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • But I also belonged to the tribe of American immigrants.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • It was the first time he had moved outside the umbra of his fellow immigrants.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • My parents had immigrated to Chile from Krakow when I was very young,
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • We are a land of immigrants:
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • The men, whom I knew as Mr. Yoon and Mr. Kim, were both recent immigrants in their thirties with wives and young children.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • the whole complex of structures and gates and panels that were built, hand-built, by one man, alone, an immigrant from somewhere near Naples,
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • the fact that his parents immigrated from Tarrytown, New York, not Tientsin, China.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Anyone whose family immigrated in the last century has a story to tell about how hard their relatives have worked, the contributions they make to the country, the taxes they pay.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • The professor said most of them are immigrants.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • Sophia, on the other hand, was the child of immigrants.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He touched on the growing immigration laws, and all his advisers spoke, including Lady Brice.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Mae thought of the petition she’d signed that day, to demand more job opportunities for immigrants living in the suburbs of Paris.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Mohammad Ali Jinnah lived there and made it our first capital, and it was soon flooded by millions of Muslim refugees from India known as mohajirs which means "immigrants" and speak Urdu.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • The son of Irish immigrants, Michael had grown up outside of Philadelphia in a tough working-class neighborhood.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • We have been and always will be a proud revolutionary city, a welcoming city to immigrants from all over the world, where your parents and grandparents and even great-grandparents settled.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • The conductors herded everyone into a building where they stood in long lines waiting to pass through immigration.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • The few problems that did arise, it was asserted, were caused by "certain types," namely the rising numbers of poor Irish, German, and Scandinavian immigrants.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • In Kampala, it took him two days to get through customs and immigration before he could board a smaller plane to go to Juba, in southern Sudan.
    Linda Sue Park  --  A Long Walk to Water
  • You have made me, the son of poor immigrants, rich, powerful, and respected.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • At last, in May 1949, after nearly three years in the displaced persons camp, we received word that our immigration request had been approved.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Atta, her name was, and some complicated last name—a recent immigrant in her late fifties or so, overweight and putty-skinned, wearing a heavy, belted dress and stockings that looked like Ace bandages.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • We were herded into long lines to be inspected, interrogated, stamped, and then set loose among hundreds of other immigrants, speaking languages that sounded to my ears like the braying of farm animals.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • This tradition is probably something left over from the early Hawaiian days or something the Japanese immigrants who moved here a long time ago to work in the cane fields brought with them.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • He didn’t fit into white American culture and couldn’t find his place in the immigrant community.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The actual proportion of immigrants in my sample may be slightly larger than this, for I do not have information on the nativity of everyone, and some of the unknowns may have been born abroad.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I silently read the words on the plaque, Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services.
    An Na  --  A Step from Heaven
  • Today they have their passports and visas like everybody else, and walk past immigration like everybody else, and nobody gives a damn.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I’m going to sit down and write a registered letter to the Immigration Service.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I look like old photos of immigrants.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Alan knew, and the retailer knew, and the family knew, that that bike had been made by hand a few hundred miles north, by a dizzying array of workers, most of them immigrants — Germans, Italians, Swedes, Irish, plenty of Japanese and of course a slew of Poles — and that that bike would last more or less forever.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Illegal immigrants, I think.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Have these precautions been put in place because of the recent influx of immigrants?
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I’d rather be known as the gangbanger than the immigrant busboy.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • My mom’s a seventh-generation Texan, although she did once immigrate to New York City.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Then I advise you to get a good immigration lawyer.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Like most immigrants, we had no money.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
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Associated words [difficulty]:   immigrate [1] , migrate [1] , migrant [2] , emigrate [2]
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