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immigrate

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Definition come to live in a new country

Much more rarely, immigrate can mean that anything (such as an animal or plant) migrates into a new environment.
  • About 1 of each 8 people in the United States immigrated from somewhere else.
immigrated = came to live (from another country)
  • 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.
  • Today, most of the people who immigrate to the United States are from Latin America and Asia.
  • immigrate = come to live in (from another country)
  • 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.
  • If they are not in order, or if they do not happen to have their papers with them, the immigration officials send them back to Mexico.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • immigration = related to a process where people are approved for coming into a country
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • You have made me, the son of poor immigrants, rich, powerful, and respected.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • immigrants = people who came to live in a new country
  • But I also belonged to the tribe of American immigrants.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • immigrants = people who came to live in a new country
  • It was the first time he had moved outside the umbra of his fellow immigrants.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • immigrants = people who came from elsewhere to live in the country
  • We are a land of immigrants:
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • immigrants = people who come to live in a new country
  • Mexicans along the border, he notices, are quick to proclaim their right to immigrate to the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • immigrate = come to live in a new country
  • Like so many other immigrants to America in those years, theirs was a leap of faith.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • immigrants = people who came to live in a new country
  • the fact that his parents immigrated from Tarrytown, New York, not Tientsin, China.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • immigrated = came to live from
  • An immigrant goes to America
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • immigrant = person who comes to live in a new country
  • 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
  • immigrant = a person who came to live in a new country
  • For the hundredth time, I cursed my immigrant origins.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • immigrant = person who came from another county to live
  • My parents had immigrated to Chile from Krakow when I was very young,
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
immigrated = moved to (a new country)

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