immigration vs emigration
- migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there)
- the body of immigrants arriving during a specified interval
Someone who really wanted to stop unsanctioned immigration would begin here, by busting the small contractors who employ these workers on a contingent basis.
Tourism has also accelerated immigration to Panajachel and furthered a gradual diversification in its social composition.
But nothing prepared them for life in this squatters' community of Tijuana, a city of three million souls that is known as the Wild West of Mexico's northward immigration.
- migration from a place (especially migration from your native country in order to settle in another)
A second wave of emigrations of Ashkenazic Jews from Eastern Europe at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries brought larger numbers of Yiddish-speaking, traditional Orthodox Jews into the Seattle community.
But emigration to the United States had made this restriction anachronistic and so the Liberal government altered the law.
Increased Irish emigration to Britain during the 1940s supplied navvies, nurses, clerks, policemen and munition workers.