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Human Movement

emigrate to leave one's home country to live in another place
immigrate to enter and live in a new country
refugee a person who flees a country because of violence, war, poverty or persecution
migrant a person who moves from one place to another, especially in order to find work or better living conditions
asylum seeker a person who has fled their home country because of war or other factors harming them or their family, enters another country, and applies for asylum (protection) in the other country
push factor conditions in migrants’ home countries that make it difficult or even impossible to live there, such as poverty, famine or war
pull factor circumstances in the destination country that make it a more attractive place to live than in a migrant's home country, such as better jobs, better education, access to healthcare, food, water, safety
undocumented not having official papers to legally stay in a country
visa an official approval permitting entry into and travel within a particular country
persecution cruel or unfair treatment because of someone’s origin, characteristics, or political or religious beliefs
displace to expel or force someone to flee from their home, region, or country
prejudice unreasonable dislike, hostility, or unjust behavior toward others based on their race, religion, nationality, or other characteristics
United Nations (U.N.) an international organization of countries set up in 1945 to promote international peace, security, cooperation, and economic and social well-being
citizen a person who, by place of birth, nationality of one or both parents, or naturalization is granted full rights and responsibilities as a member of a nation or country
human migration the permanent change of residence by an individual or group, which can be be voluntary or forced
Created by: rshivers



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