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1. In its original, broadest and literal meaning, an immigrant is any person who lives in a country other than their country of birth.

2. Today the term “immigrant” is sometimes used with a more specific meaning: economic migrants, as opposed to people who retire abroad and international businessmen (who are both considered ex-pats); refugees; people serving abroad with the military or diplomatic corps; and international students.
Famous immigrants:
-Madonna was born in the USA but lives in the UK
-Arnold Schwarzenegger was born in Austria but lives in the USA
-Albert Einstein was born in Germany but lived much of his adult life in Switzerland and the USA
-John Lennon was born in the UK but lived his final years in the USA
-Yoko Ono was born in Japan but lives in the USA
-Salvador Dalí was born in Spain but lived much of his adult life in France.
-Christopher Columbus was born in the Republic of Genoa but lived much of his adult life in Spain and Portugal
by backpacker_x2 February 01, 2011
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What every inhabitant of the USA is, except the Native Americans.
A: Dude, I fuckin hate them immigrants!
B: Well whaddaya think your great great great grand father was?
by rosinbolle October 22, 2006
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What every inhabitant of the USA is, except the Native Americans.
A: Dude, I fuckin hate them immigrants!
B: Well whaddaya think your great great great grand father was?
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(1) One who LEGALLY comes into a new country and settles, as opposed to an "illegal alien", who either sneaks into a new country, or enters legally, then overstays his allowed time as a visitor. There is no such thing as an "illegal immigrant", since the word "immigrant" implys legality.
Immigrant families today face supicion about their legal status because the news media insists on refering to illegal aliens as "immigrants."
by K. Anderson April 19, 2008
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A term corrupted by the political agenda of parties wishing to garner large quantitites of votes easily.
Democrat: Dude, if we pretend that we really care about mexicans and call them immigrants, they'll all vote for us and we can keep having slave labor from those brown bastards!

Republican:Okay, but we also have to pretend like there is a difference between the two parties.
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An individual who came from another country. May be legal or illegal (the mainstream media loves to obfuscate the difference between the two types).
Asking illegal immigrants to reside in the country of which they are citizens... what a radical concept!
by such a Judge Reinhold February 04, 2018
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To migrate to a country legally or illegally.
Joe: Why do Democrats not understand the difference between a legal immigrant and illegal immigrant?

Jose: Because Democrats are above the law. They do not have to follow the law and can do whatever they damn well please. They can burn a whole town down for the sake of nobody knows why. They are on the side of the criminal in all cases. Innocent law abiding citizens can go to hell. Viva la illegal immigrant! Open borders free for all bitches!

Joe: Oh okay, I'll get back to work so I can pay a shit load of taxes to support this. *breaks back working his ass off*
by ESPN ZONEEE February 12, 2017
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