2009年3月4日 星期三

rule (decide), deportation


Immigration Priorities Questioned
As the Obama administration vows to re-engineer immigration policy to target criminals, a new report says that in recent years, a high-profile federal program shifted its focus away from catching the most dangerous illegal immigrants who were evading deportation orders.
(By Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post)


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verb [T]
to force someone to leave a country, especially someone who has no legal right to be there or who has broken the law:
Thousands of illegal immigrants are caught and deported every year.
The refugees were deported back to their country of origin.

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noun [C or U]
There were mass deportations in the 1930s, when thousands of people were forced to leave the country.

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noun [C]
a person who has been, or is waiting to be, deported

rule
(DECIDE)
verb [I or T] to decide officially:
Only the Appeal Court can rule on this point.
The judge ruled for/in favour of/against the defendant.
[+ that] The government has ruled that the refugees must be deported.[+ object + noun or adjective]
The courts have ruled his brave action illegal.

Heath Ledger's death in New York City has been ruled an accident.

See also overrule.

ruling Show phoneticsnoun [C] a decision:
[+ that] The court has made a final ruling on the case that the companies acted illegally.

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