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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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Meanwhile, thousands of Israel's own entrepreneurially inclined citizens were emigrating to the United States.
Despite the increase in wages, the number of Romanians emigrating abroad is not decreasing, and 210,000 more left the country last year compared to 2015, the Romanian daily Ziarul Financiar said today.
He said the plan "flies in the face of basic common sense while we have hundreds of Irish nurses emigrating every month".
Now, w the family of a Welshman who went missing after emigrating to Australia have launched a last-gasp bid to track the father of 10 down.
The collection of ships' passenger lists, digitised by family history website Ancestry.co.uk in partnership with the National Archives, details the name, age, profession f and other infor f mation on people emigrating from 1890 to 1960.
London, Nov 1 (ANI): Nearly half of China's rich families prefer emigrating mainly to seek better opportunities for their children's education, a survey has found.
Patricia Heard, aged 58, was reported missing from her home near Valencia, Spain, in July 2006 after emigrating with her husband.
IN A recent Sunday newspaper magazine whilst discussing the pros and cons of emigrating, one so-called "Top Tip" offered was the following: "If you are emigrating to a country where English is not the first language, try to learn as much as possible before you go.
Among the first passengers were couple Sharon Hill and Darrell Stout, who were emigrating from Longbenton, Newcastle to Perth, Australia.
Team-mates gave a rousing send-off to George, who is emigrating this summer with his family.
He never fulfilled that ambition - but after emigrating to Australia six years ago he has found fame kicking a different kind of ball.
The business has been run by its current owners for the past two years, and has been placed on the market due to them emigrating.