immigrant immigrant  /ˈɪ mə ɡrənt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there

Usage(s):

  1. The House leadership is in a tight spot they need to show some progress on the issue to placate angry anti-immigrant forces in the country.
  2. Many immigrant families, especially the Indochinese refugees who arrived in the years following the fall of Saigon in 1975, remain mired in poverty.
  3. Jean-Marie Le Pen may have a reputation for prejudice, but that doesn't deter his party's supporters among the disgruntled children of immigrants.

News

  1. Irish immigrant killed in reckless hit-and-run in the Bronx

    A young Irish immigrant was killed by a hit-and-run driver on a treacherous stretch of highway -- near the Tombstone Saloon and Woodlawn Cemetery -- in The Bronx this morning, police and witnesses said. Victim Kevin Bell, 26, was mowed down around 3:30 a.m. a few blocks from...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Danbury Police Officer Fired Over Treatment of Immigrant in Traffic Stop

    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton (BOW'-tuhn) has fired a police officer over his treatment of an immigrant during a traffic stop. Boughton fired officer Chris Belair after reviewing an audio tape, video and other materials related to the stop in March.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Litchfield County Times

  3. Immigrant Learning Center hosts celebration of culture

    The challenges of being an immigrant can be daunting, but for some those hardships become inspiration.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Malden Observer

Quotes

  1. "In the United States of America, no law-abiding person, be they an American citizen, a legal immigrant or a visitor or tourist from Mexico, should ever be subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like," Obama said when Mexican...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Before It's News

  2. "The Arizona legislature just passed the country's most retrogressive, mean-spirited, and useless anti-immigrant law [SB 1070, awaiting the expected signature of Gov. Jan Brewer]," Cardinal Mahony wrote on April 18. "The tragedy of the law is...
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Cardinal Roger Mahony Source: Catholic Culture

  3. "An immigrant city, an international city, needs to have its voice heard," Reyes said at the time. "It is crucial this great city take a stand."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Ed Reyes Source: AZ Central.com (blog)

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