From immigrate + -ion, from Latin immigratus, past participle of immigro (remove, move into).
immigration (countable and uncountable, plural immigrations)
- The act of immigrating; the passing or coming into a country of which one is not native born for the purpose of permanent residence.
- The process of going through immigration checks at a border checkpoint.
- It took ages to get through immigration last time.
- illegal immigration
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