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cyclic movement regular journey that begins at a home base and returns to the exact same place
activity spaces places within the rounds of daily activity
snowbirds retired or semiretired people who live in cold states and Canada for most of the year and move to warm states for winter
pastoralism a type of cyclic movement when herders move livestock through the year to continually find fresh water and green pastures
transhumance migration pattern in which livestock are led to highlands during summer months and lowlands during winter months to graze
relocation diffusion spread of an idea or innovation from its hearth by the act of people moving and taking the idea or innovation with them
international migration purposeful movement of people from one country to another with a degree of permanence or intent to stay
emigrant a person who permanently move out of their home country
immigrant a person who permanently moves into a new country
net migration difference between the number of immigrants (those coming into a country) and the number of emigrants (those leaving a country)
refugees migrants who flee their country because of political persecution and seek asylum in another country
remittance money that migrants send back to family and friends in their home countries, often in cash, forming an important part of the economy in many lower income (peripheral) countries
reverse remittances money flowing from home countries to migrants in their destination countries
guest workers migrants who are invited into a country to work temporarily, are granted work visa status and are expected to return to their home country at the end of the visa
islands of development cities in developing regions where foreign investment is concentrated and to which real migrants are drawn
internal migration purposeful movement of people within a country from one location to another with a degree of permanence or intent to stay
diaspora dispersal of a people from their homeland to a new place, either voluntarily or by force
assimilation when a minority group loses distinct cultural traits, such as dress, food, or speech, and adopts the customs of the dominant culture; can happen voluntarily or by force
human trafficking a form of forced migration where people are involuntarily sold and traded for manual labor or as workers in the commercial sex trade
gulags forced labor or prison labor camps; most often associated with authoritarian countries
distance decay decreasing likelihood of diffusion with greater distance from the hearth
gravity model urban geography model that mathematically predicts the degree of interaction and probability of migration (and other flows) between two places
push factors circumstances a migrant considers when deciding to leave the home country
pull factors circumstances a migrant considers when deciding where to migrate
intervening opportunity presence of an opportunity near a migrant's current location that greatly diminishes the attractiveness of migrating to a site farther away
unauthorized/undocumented migrants migrants who do not have legal permission to stay in the country where they live
coyotes people who smuggle unauthorized migrants across a border for a sizable fee
chain migration permanent movement from one place to another than follows kinship links
repatriation a refugee or group of refugees returning to their home country, usually with the assistance of a government or a non governmental organization
asylum seekers migrant who claims the right to protection as a refugee in a country other than their home country
internally displaced persons (IDPs) people who have been displaced within their home country and so not cross international boundaries
Bracero Program laws and agreements passed in the US and Mexico in 1942 to encourage Mexicans to migrate to the US to work in agriculture
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