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Migration

world geography - Summerville High School

TermDefinition
Refugee a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
Emigrant a person who leaves their own country in order to settle permanently in another
Immigrant a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country
Push Factor a negative aspect or condition that motivates one to leave
Pull Factor a benefit that attracts people to a certain place
Movement the spread of ideas, goods, services, or people
Migration movement from one place to another
Assimilation a person or persons acquire the social and psychological characteristics of a group
Chain Migration endless chains of foreign nationals who are allowed to immigrate
Ethnic Neighborhood area with a much higher concentration of a particular ethnic or cultural group that doesn't dominate the area
Supranational Organization multinational political union where negotiated power is delegated to an authority by governments of member states
Xenophobia the fear of foreigners
Mexico where most immigrants in the United States are from today
Potato Famine forced the Irish to immigrate to America between 1840-1850
Slavery African forced migration during the Colonial Wave
Industrial Revolution Pull Factor for the 3rd European Wave
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