Immigrant and emigrant do not mean the same thing. An emigrant is a person that leaves his or her own country or region and an immigrant is a person that comes from other country or region.
Reasons for immigration[change]
People immigrate for several reasons:
- Pull: the country that people want to immigrate to seems to allow a better life. For example, in the new country, work is easier to find, quality of life is better, etc.
- Push: the country that people are immigrating from has become difficult to live in. For example, there may be no work, a war, or other reasons.
- Personal reasons: people immigrate to join their familiesMost immigration was to america.
Difficulty of immigration[change]
Immigration has always been difficult. When people immigrates, they leave behind their friends, families, and culture. They also have to sell what they have, like a house, farm, or anything else too big to bring.
Once immigrants arrive in the new countries, they can face many difficulties. They may be have get a job, find a house, and learn a new language. Immigrants can also be victims of racism.