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Migration Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Coyote a person who smuggles Latin Americans across the US border, typically for a high fee.
Undocumented not having the appropriate legal documentation to reside in a nation (an illegal immigrant)
Vagabond a person who wanders from place to place without a home or job.
Immigration the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.
Asylum Seeker a person who has left their home country as a political refugee and is seeking asylum (safety) spontaneously in another country.
Emigration the act of leaving one's own country to settle permanently in another; moving abroad.
Humanitarian concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare.
Refugee a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
Resettlement the settlement of people in a different place. "Australia's post-war resettlement of European refugees"
Migration It is the movement of a person or a group of people, to settle in another place
Pull Factor something that attracts people to go and live in a particular place
Indentured Servant a person who came to America and was placed under contract to work for another over a period of time
Colonization The action or process of settling among and establishing control over the indigenous people of an area.
Voluntary done, given, or acting of one's own free will.
Genocide the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group, religion or nation.
Trafficker a person who deals or trades in something illegal.
Urbanization the act or fact of urbanizing, or taking on the characteristics of a city
Repatriation to bring or send back (a person, especially a prisoner of war, a refugee, etc.) to his or her country or land of citizenship.
Slave a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant.
Push Factor a negative aspect or condition that motivates one to leave, esp. in one's country, or region
Sojourner A sojourner is a person who resides temporarily in a place.
Famine extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area.
Temporary Resident refers to a person who seeks temporary entry to the United States for a specific purpose.
Brain drain the emigration of highly trained or intelligent people from a particular country.
Created by: MBrouard