ADJ. illegal | foreign | Irish, Italian, Jewish, etc. | recent | would-be | first-generation, second-generation First-generation immigrants may dream of returning ‘home’; their children say Britain is their home.
QUANT. flood, influx, wave
VERB + IMMIGRANT accept, welcome | deport, return ships laden with would-be immigrants who were forcibly returned
IMMIGRANT + VERB arrive, enter sth immigrants seeking to enter the country | come from sth | settle (sth) European immigrants settled much of Australia.
IMMIGRANT + NOUN community, family, group, population | worker | labour
PREP. ~ from, ~ to She was the daughter of Chinese immigrants to America.