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immigration

the movement of organisms into a specific area. Compare EMIGRATION.
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Lin Liu Schui was one of the Chinese immmigrants who died on Hest Bank on the night of February 4, 2004.
Descended from ambitious Irish immmigrants, Lancaster rose from humble beginnings to Hollywood fame.
The author's fieldwork included attending religious services, demonstrations, social events, and Bible study groups, working as a volunteer, and even participating in "border activities," or illegal crossings of immmigrants. She utilizes portions of her interviews both to describe Sunctuary work and to analyze it, frequently invoking the perhaps overworked concept of liminality or "being betwixt and between." She sees -- rightly, I believe -- that both Central American and U.S.