Immigration Debate Glossary

30 Immigration terms

Immigration is a big story in Europe, Canada and the United States. Learn these vocabulary items to help you develop arguments about immigration policies.

The protection granted by a state to someone who has left their home country as a political refugee.
Example: Arguably the BNP is a single issue party focussing on questions of immigration, ASYLUM and race.
fr: asile
A legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
Example: Demosthenes.59.Against Neaira .30 Demosthenes.59.Against Neaira .33 2.5 Pallakai According to Apollodorus, the status of the pallake enabled Neaira to imitate the life of a CITIZEN wife, revealing how similar the worlds of the wife and pallake could be.
fr: citoyenne
The position or status of being a citizen of a particular country.
Example: Powell believes it unlikely she had been a prostitute, as to be 'sexually promiscuous, before or during her time with Pericles...might have made it impossible for her son, even by Pericles, to be admitted by special decree to CITIZENSHIP '.
fr: citoyenneté
drug trafficking
A global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.
Example: Therefore, unlike the "draconian effect of [DRUG TRAFFICKING ] legislation " the POCA requires more than just a 'fleeting' suspicion about the origin of the funds.
fr: trafic de drogue
A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.
Example: For an IMMIGRANT republic founded on upward mobility, the professionalised activity of football has provided a viable avenue out of impecuniousness.
fr: immigrante
Come to live permanently in a foreign country.
Example: Moore suspects both the Chinese and Indians believed that if their womenfolk were to IMMIGRATE to Guyana, they would be reduced to prostitution.
fr: immigrer
The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure.
Example: The INCLUSION of La Loba in this collection certainly displays her success at breaking out of restricting social patterns.
fr: inclusion
Including all the services or items normally expected or required.
Example: The implications are that within a balanced approach, the more balanced or INCLUSIVE any activity or process, the better.
fr: comprise
Come into equal participation in or membership of society or an institution or body.
Example: I will discuss my own perceptions, thoughts and feelings, and at the same time INTEGRATE some of the published literature in relation to teamwork.
fr: intégrer
The action or process of integrating.
Example: Using ideas from the sociology of association, the organisational, pedagogic and technological activities surrounding the case study institutions? purchase and INTEGRATION of two leading on-line learning technologies is described.
fr: l'intégration
Work, especially physical work.
Example: The commercial and political influences were already evident under LABOUR .
fr: la main d'oeuvre
living conditions
noun phrases
Circumstances of a person's life—shelter, food, clothing, safety, access to clean water, and such.
Example: The principal cause of infant mortality and deaths among adults were alleviated following improvement in LIVING CONDITIONS .
living wage
The wage needed to provide the minimum income necessary to pay for basic needs based on the cost of living in a specific community.
fr: salaire décent
A person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work or better living conditions.
Example: There is often seasonal work available in the agricultural sector, but there is now a greater trend for MIGRANT workers to fill these positions, which is affecting availability of work for these areas.
fr: migrante
Movement of people to a new area or country in order to find work or better living conditions.
Example: She argues that had women been in control of westward MIGRATION , it would have taken a completely different course in respect to the effect on the landscape.
fr: migration
minimum wage
The lowest wage employers can legally pay workers according to legislation.
Example: Governments in the East Asian Tigers have in general been less influenced and responsive than other developing countries to lobbying and organised labour pressure for MINIMUM WAGE legislation.
fr: salaire minimum
The smaller number or part, especially a number or part representing less than half of the whole.
Example: These opinions were met with opposition from a MINORITY group who argue that specialists of surrealism have historically sought to annex the author's work.
fr: minorité
A competition between runners, horses, vehicles, etc. to see which is the fastest in covering a set course.
Example: Themes of early experience were family issues, RACE and culture, assimilation, and difference and isolation.
fr: course
Relating to race.
Example: The dissertation offers a critical analysis of the political underpinnings, pedagogical aims, RACIAL schemas, and aesthetic ends of propaganda architecture as they were conceived and constructed under the aegis of the Society for National Heritage.
fr: raciale
The state of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or difficulty.
Example: However there is no obligation for states to aliens who are known as racist, no automatic right of REFUGE .
fr: refuge
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
Example: This is epitomized by an impending demographic threat caused by population explosions in Middle Eastern countries which are spilling into the United States or Europe through REFUGEE movements and migration.
fr: réfugiée
A person who has been repatriated.
Example: However, it would be easy to REPATRIATE the profits through royalty fees.
fr: rapatrier
The return of someone to their own country.
Example: Refugees will reside largely in their region of origin with respect of their fundamental human rights, and the goal is eventual REPATRIATION once conditions are safe.
fr: rapatriement
Have one's permanent home in a particular place.
Example: Another explanation as to why first year students may have significantly more deviant eating behaviour may RESIDE in the element of perceived control.
fr: résider
A person who lives somewhere permanently or on a long-term basis.
Example: It is likely that Beatrice will consent to such a RESIDENT order since there is no indication of any altercation.
fr: résidente
The illegal movement of goods into or out of a country.
Example: A concession was necessary so that Philip of Anjou would be recognized as the new monarch of Spain by his enemies, therefore: the Flanders and Italian dominations were granted to Austria and Savoy, Portugal could retain the Colonia do Sacramento SMUGGLING center on the River Plate, whilst Great Britain preserved Gibraltar and Minorca and the right to supply African slaves to the Spanish Indies.
A freshwater fish with a broad, heavily scaled head and a long cylindrical body, native to tropical Africa and Asia.
fr: tête de serpent
The unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.
Example: Results revealed that participants in both conditions showed implicit prejudice towards Arab-Muslims, and this was unaffected by the TERRORISM stimulus.
fr: terrorisme
The people engaged in or available for work, either in a country or area or in a particular firm or industry.
Example: Some businesses that do no evolve their incentive schemes eventually cause their WORKFORCE to become alienated resulting in a weakened will to work hard.
fr: la main d'oeuvre
working conditions
The working environment and all existing circumstances affecting labor in the workplace, including job hours, physical aspects, legal rights and responsibilities.
Example: Working condition The WORKING CONDITIONS of the pornai appear to be difficult and, as already mentioned, they had a number of clients, for whom they would have had to provide a quick service.
fr: les conditions de travail