Author Topic: Immigration and emigration  (Read 13 times)

Offline Talk Merit

Immigration and emigration
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:11:55 PM »
There seems to be a certain amount of confusion about these two words, and I often see people saying things such as " I want to immigrate to America". So lets clarify the situation.

Immigration is the act of moving to another country, so the new arrival is an immigrant. Emigration is the act of leaving your country to live in another, and as you go you become an emigrant. So if you leave the US to move to England, then as you leave the US, you are an emigrant emigrating to England. Upon arrival in England, you become an American immigrant.