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Migration Terms

Migration Key Terms- 

  • Migrants are people who move from one place to another.
  • Someone moving into a country is known as an immigrant 
  • Someone leaving a country is known as an emmigrant 
  • The balance between immigration and emmigration is known as the 'net migration'
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Migration key terms

Types of migrant 

Displaced persons- Refugees/asylum seekers forced to move by war, famine, disaster or fear of persecution

Voluntary migrants- Permanent move for work or quality of life or temporary move for work

Illegal migrants- Voluntary individual move for work or move as part of an organised criminal acitivty   

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