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Migration

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Movement that involves a short period away from home. cyclic movement
Movement that involves longer periods away from home. periodic movement
Movement that may never include a return home. migration
A system of pastoral farming where ranchers move livestock according to the seasonal availability of pastures. transhumance
Regular movement among a set number of places, with no permanent home. nomadism
migration from country to country international migration
migration from one part of a country to another region within the same country internal migration
a person who leaves his/her country for another country emigrant
a person who moves into a country from another country immigrant
the area within which a person's daily activities (shopping, work, school, etc.) occur activity space
the journey from work and back again commute
something that makes a person want to leave his/her home push factor
something that draws a migrant to a particular country pull factor
the tendency for interaction between two places to decline as distance between the places increases distance decay
an obstacle that prevents a migrant from reaching his/her intended destination intervening obstacle
something that causes a migrant to voluntarily stop short of his/her intended destination intervening opportunity
migration in which the migrants choose to move voluntary migration
migration in which the migrants are forced to move forced migration
migration waves that are driven by family and/or ethnic connections chain migration
people who are forced to flee their home country due to political persecution and/or violence refugees
geographer who created the "Laws of Migration" Ernst Ravenstein
according to Ravenstein, migrants who travel longer distances tend to settle in these large cities
the single most important cause for voluntary migration economics
connections that people have with friends and family who have moved to a new place kinship links
the largest forced migration in US history slave trade
the forced return of illegal/undocumented immigrants deportation
money that is sent by migrants to their home country remittance
a refugee that stays in his/her home country rather than leave for another country internally displaced person
many Irish immigrated to the US in the 19th century because of this potato famine
in the early 19th century most US immigrants came from here Great Britain
this event caused a drop-off in immigration during the mid-19th century Civil War
Until the mid to late 20th century, most US immigrants came from this region Europe
Currently the most important source for US immigrants is this country Mexico
The second most important source for US immigration (region) Asia
immigrants from Scandinavia tended to settle in this region of the US upper midwest
the estimated number of undocumented immigrants in the US right now 10-12 million
the dominant form of internal migration in most countries is this rural-to-urban migration
the tendency for urban residents to move to suburbs or rural areas counterurbanization
an area of a country or region that enjoys a higher level of prosperity and economic opportunity than the surrounding areas island of development
a limit on the number of people that can legally enter a country quota
the loss of a country's best and most talented individuals due to emigration brain drain
a program that allows low-wage workers into a country to fill positions that are otherwise difficult to fill guest worker program
official protection given by a host country for any refugee asylum
Brazil tried to encourage migration to the ______ by building a capital city there. interior
the most populated island in Indonesia Java
over time the population center of the United States has shifted from east to west
the primary pull factor for emigration to California during the 1840s and 1850s gold rush
event in which Fidel Castro encouraged criminals and other "undesirable" people to migrate to the US Mariel Boatlift
thousands of migrants from this country were granted refugee status in the 1970s after an American war there Vietnam
Created by: rowej78