immigration

noun
1 coming to live in a country
ADJECTIVE
illegal
undocumented (AmE)
legal
large-scale, mass, massive
increased
uncontrolled

the impact of uncontrolled immigration

continued, continuing

the immense and continuing immigration from Latin America

Hispanic, Jewish, Mexican, etc.
VERB + IMMIGRATION
control, curb, curtail, limit, prevent, reduce, restrict, stop

laws restricting immigration into the US

discourage, increase

I think we need to discourage illegal immigration.

encourage

The authorities quickly encouraged immigration.

IMMIGRATION + NOUN
bill, control, crisis, debate, enforcement, law, legislation, policy, proposal, reform, restrictions, rules
agent (AmE), authority, court (esp. AmE), office, officer, official, service
attorney (AmE), judge (AmE), lawyer
case, hearing, proceedings
violation

They were arrested for immigration violations.

quota

a Senate debate on immigration quotas

rate

the immigration rate for the US

status

the immigration status of the worker

records

US attorneys match immigration records to voting rolls.

papers

His wife finally received her immigration papers.

PREPOSITION
immigration from

There was a sudden increase in immigration from Europe.

2 (also immigration control) at a port/airport
VERB + IMMIGRATION
go through, pass through

We landed at Heathrow and went through customs and immigration.

IMMIGRATION + NOUN
checks, procedures

calls for tighter immigration procedures


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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