Migration into one community, region, or country from another.

in′-mi′grate v.
in′-mi′grant n.
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1. a person who in-migrates.
2. coming from another part of one's country or home territory.
[1940–45, Amer.]
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According to a recent in-migrant, Terowie residents had put up these signs to both raise awareness of the environmental dangers and protest against the lack of action by the South Australian government (who owns the area around the abandoned railway precinct) to clean up the site (Malandris 2013).
These shanty towns have emerged as a result of in-migrant influx from the interior of the country and provinces.
Because historically approximately two-thirds of our growth has come from natural increase (births minus deaths), the three millionth Utahn was likely a baby, not an in-migrant. Because we are the ninth most urban state, this birth likely took place within an urban setting (my bet would be Lehi, Saratoga Springs or Eagle Mountain in Utah County).
This requires constant communication and coordination between labour commissions of in-migrant states and out-migrant states (Comels, 2014).
First, in-migrant workers fill most of the newly created jobs.
When the origin and destination data were combined, it was concluded that intra-provincial population decentralization was a dominant migration stream, accounting for 43.3% of all in-migrant moves.
A profound diversity in the sources of rural entrepreneurs is found, leading the author to identify five main clusters (female petty entrepreneurs, local artisans, in-migrant artisans, young entrepreneurs and opportunity-seeking entrepreneurs).
That was when in-migrant farmers, mostly from New England and New York, created the agricultural landscape that laid the foundations for Michigan's eventual emergence as a modern industrial state.
A central fact demonstrated by the research presented in this book (and referred to already on the second page of text) is that music represents a way of life; the powerful bending function particularly of musical ensembles - the focus of Turino's analysis of both Conima ayllu musicians and Lima's Centro Social Conima in-migrant resident ensemble - has been discussed by Mark Slobin in Subcultural Sounds: Micromusics of the West (Hanover, N.H.: Wesleyan University Press, 1993).
In-migrant children were significantly more likely in both cities to be incompletely vaccinated by their second birthday than were children born in the survey area (Hartford: 24% versus 44%; New Haven: 25% versus 39%; p<0.001 for both).
(7) In-migrant refers to migrants from Pakistan, as opposed to immigrants who came from outside Pakistan.
Rates of out-migration found in Table 4 indicate the ability of a region to retain its in-migrant population, while rates of return in-migration indicate the ability to regain former out-migrants.