Im·mi·grate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Immigrated p. pr. & vb. n. Immigrating ] To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See Emigrate.
v 1: migrate to a new environment; "only few plants can immigrate
to the island"
2: introduce or send as immigrants; "Britain immigrated many
colonists to America"
3: come into a new country and change residency; "Many people
immigrated at the beginning of the 20th century" [ant: emigrate]