What does immigrant mean?

Definitions for immigrant
ˈɪm ɪ grəntim·mi·grant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immigrantnoun

    a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there

Wiktionary

  1. immigrantnoun

    A person who comes to a country from another country in order to permanently settle in the new country.

  2. immigrantnoun

    A plant or animal that establishes itself in an area where it previously did not exist.

  3. immigrantadjective

    Of or relating to immigrants or the act of immigrating.

Wikipedia

  1. immigrant

    Immigration is the international movement of people to a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle as permanent residents or naturalized citizens. Commuters, tourists, and other short-term stays in a destination country do not fall under the definition of immigration or migration; seasonal labour immigration is sometimes included, however. As for economic effects, research suggests that migration is beneficial both to the receiving and sending countries. Research, with few exceptions, finds that immigration on average has positive economic effects on the native population, but is mixed as to whether low-skilled immigration adversely affects low-skilled natives. Studies show that the elimination of barriers to migration would have profound effects on world GDP, with estimates of gains ranging between 67 and 147 percent for the scenarios in which 37 to 53 percent of the developing countries' workers migrate to the developed countries. Development economists argue that reducing barriers to labor mobility between developing countries and developed countries would be one of the most efficient tools of poverty reduction. Positive net immigration can soften the demographic dilemma in the aging global North.The academic literature provides mixed findings for the relationship between immigration and crime worldwide, but finds for the United States that immigration either has no impact on the crime rate or that it reduces the crime rate. Research shows that country of origin matters for speed and depth of immigrant assimilation, but that there is considerable assimilation overall for both first- and second-generation immigrants.Research has found extensive evidence of discrimination against foreign born and minority populations in criminal justice, business, the economy, housing, health care, media, and politics in the United States and Europe.

ChatGPT

  1. immigrant

    An immigrant is a person who moves from one country to permanently live in another country, usually for reasons such as seeking better economic opportunities, pursuing education, fleeing conflicts or environmental disasters, or reuniting with family. The country they move to is often referred to as their host country, while the country they moved from is described as their home or original country. This term is different from a refugee or an expatriate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immigrantnoun

    one who immigrates; one who comes to a country for the purpose of permanent residence; -- correlative of emigrant

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immigrant in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immigrant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of immigrant in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    People are angry, they're angry at what's going on, they're angry at the border, they're angry at the crime, they're angry at people coming in and shooting Kate [Steinle] in the back in California, in San Francisco, they're angry when Jamiel Shaw was shot in the face by an illegal immigrant, they're angry when the woman, the veteran, 65 years old, is raped sodomized and killed by an illegal immigrant. And they're very angry about it and, by the way, thousands of other cases like that.

  2. Julieta Garibay:

    He's very much an immigrant traitor, he plays this card of, 'I have an immigrant background and I'm proud of my parents,' but yet he puts out this legislation that would definitely negatively impact folks coming from Cuba.

  3. Jeb Bush Junior:

    Trust me, i know the power of the immigrant experience because I live it each and every day. I know the immigrant experience because I married a beautiful girl from Mexico. My children are bicultural and bilingual.

  4. Andre Bernard Buruch:

    I was the son of an immigrant. I experienced bigotry, intolerance and prejudice, even as so many of you have. Instead of allowing these thing to embitter me, I took them as spurs to more strenuous effort.

  5. Claude Arnold:

    Defenders of sanctuary policies say they protect immigrants from deportation and reduce illegal immigrants ’ fear of cops. But critics, including Homeland Security Department officials say releasing illegal immigrant criminals inside the U.S. is dangerous. Claude Arnold, a retired U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations, said sanctuary advocates claim immigration enforcement is the exclusive responsibility of the federal government, however enacting laws like the California Trust Act, which dictates how the federal government can enforce the law, contradicts those claims and can be devastating consequences. The murder of 32-year-old Kathlene Steinle’s in June 2015 by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, is a prime example, Claude Arnold said. Steinle was shot dead while strolling on San Francisco’s Embarcadero with her father. The alleged shooter, a felon and five-time deportee, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges, claiming the shooting was an accident. Those responsible for releasing him not long before the shooting despite a federal request to detain him for deportation should also have consequences, Claude Arnold said. When sanctuary jurisdictions like San Francisco County release criminals that officials know are in the U.S. illegally, and those criminals commit heinous crimes, those responsible should be federally prosecuted.

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