anti-immigrant

adjective
an·​ti-im·​mi·​grant | \ ˌan-tē-ˈi-mə-grənt, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-immigrant (audio) \

Definition of anti-immigrant

: opposed to immigrants or immigration : characterized by or expressing opposition to or hostility toward immigrants State and local politicians have used widespread public opposition to immigration to justify new anti-immigrant legislation.— Robert K. Schaeffer

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anti-immigration \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌi-​mə-​ˈgrā-​shən , ˌan-​tī-​ How to pronounce anti-immigrant (audio) \ adjective
anti-immigration policies News of the rising growth rate also prompted anti-immigration groups to claim that immigrants damage the environment. — Priscilla Huang

First Known Use of anti-immigrant

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Anti-immigrant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-immigrant. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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