(Not to be confused with Emigration or Migration.)("Immigrant" redirects here. For other uses, see Immigrant (disambiguation).) (Further information: Immigration by country) Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker. When people cross national borders during their migration, they are called migrants or immigrants (from Latin: migrare, wanderer) from the perspective of the country which they enter. From the perspective of the country which they leave, they are called emigrant or outmigrant. Sociology designates immigration usually as migration (as well as emigration accordingly outward migration). Immigrants are motivated to leave their former countries of citizenship, or habitual residence, for a variety of reasons, including a lack of...
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