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see immigrationimmigration,
entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important.
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; migrationmigration,
of people, geographical movements of individuals or groups for the purpose of permanently resettling. Early History

Migrations have occurred throughout history and have played an important part in the peopling of all the areas of the earth.
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the movement of people from one country to another to establish permanent or temporary residence, usually with the aim of finding work. Emigration may be permanent or temporary, even seasonal. In seasonal emigration the time of stay is limited by contract or other terms of hire; for example, the emigrant may be allowed to stay for the gathering of the harvest. In addition to emigration for economic reasons, population movements take place for political, ethnic, and religious reasons. In the second half of the 20th century the principal waves of emigration have been from Western Europe to the USA, Canada, Australia, and several other countries—primarily permanent emigration—and from developing countries to Western Europe— usually temporary emigration by laborers who work for low wages. (See alsoHUMAN MIGRATION.)


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The movement of individuals or their disseminules out of a population or population area.
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It further explained that Arab countries are the most targeted counties for migrants, since 67% prefer Arab countries and 11% choose to emigrate to European countries.
Foreign employers can do so after getting registered on the eMigrate system with immediate effect.
"These countries are more welcoming towards talented, skilled immigrants," Wang said, despite many wanting to emigrate by investment.
Under the eMigrate project, all holding ECR passports will be screened and MOIA will be launching the project and integrating it with several Indian ministries that will help put in place a databank on Indians emigrating.
" The idea behind the eMigrate project is to cater to a comprehensive set of features and do away with the need for any human interface.
A well prepared plan with plenty of documents in support is essential to the success of a request to emigrate. If the other parent will still not agree then it may be necessary to apply to the court for permission.
Potential emigrants are much more likely to say that conditions are getting worse, compared with those who do not want to emigrate (60 percent vs.
Summary: JEDDAH: Many expatriates in the Kingdom dream to emigrate to Canada or Europe as they believe doing so would give their children better prospects.
The study also found out that 50 percent of Lebanese youth are thinking of emigrating, with 25 percent saying they are willing to move to another country and another 25 percent saying they are willing to emigrate.
I then played three reserve games and we lost 8-1, 7-0 and 9-2 "I took out papers to emigrate to Canada and got my brother's girlfriend to call the manager and say I wouldn't be back.
PDSA VET IAN FLEMING ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS QI am taking my dog with me when we emigrate to Australia next year.
Summary: Development and Liberation bloc MP Hani Qobeissy said on Sunday that political sectarianism in the country has led many Lebanese youth to emigrate in pursuit of stability.