Almost like immigrants but they are not from other countries. In my language, we have a single word to describe such phenomenon, wanted to know if there is one in English. Thanks!

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  • Hello, and welcome to EL&U. What is the word you use in your language? – Cascabel Jan 29 at 19:46
  • Hi, "понаехали" - is a verb and "понаехвшие" - is a participle. It's Russian language. – Alex Jan 29 at 19:56
  • Ok, good so far. Now if you could write a sentence demonstrating how the target language is to be used, and we could get started... – Cascabel Jan 29 at 20:37

One word is interlopers. The Oxford Dictionary gives this definition for interloper

A person who becomes involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted or are considered not to belong.

One example usage is

But when Independence came, some Africans looked on the Asians as interlopers, foreigners depriving the locals of jobs and economic opportunity.

  • The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has this example: summer residents were regarded as interlopers who had no deep commitment to the town's welfare. So interlopers are not necessarily from another country. – Weather Vane Jan 29 at 20:43
  • Thanks one more time. That's exactly what I've been looking for! – Alex Jan 29 at 20:46
  • Yeah, sure. Did it all. – Alex Jan 29 at 21:06

In the Southern US, there is a common term for this kind of person. It is a carpetbagger. It was used after the Civil War to describe people who came from out-of-town, generally the North to describe how they carried their possessions - in a bag made of carpet.

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