Understanding the Differences between Migration, Emigration, and Immigration

Everybody in the world wants to improve quality of life, whether in terms of economic, religion, education, and cultural aspect. All these words like migration, emigration, and immigration are related to movement. People from developing countries moved to develop countries for better future prospects and opportunities. At present many people are moving to Canada, America, and Australia. All these developed countries are also making emigration and migration rules easy so that they can use the skillful resources of developing countries.

Let’s have a look at the difference between migration, emigration, and immigration.

What is Migration and who are migrants

The term migrant is associated with the word immigrant and emigrant and it originated from Latin. The Latin word migrate means to move from one place to another and resulted in the formation of words like migrants and migrate. You can use the word migration when you need to tell about the people who are moving to the new place and they don’t want to tell where they came from and where they are moving. Migration is not about residing in the new place forever. For example, snowbirds that are living in Sweden but they relocate to Texas in winters are called migrants. Birds are also migrants when they move to warmer places in the winter season. 

What is Immigration and who are immigrants

An immigrant is a person who moves to another country permanently and wants the nationality of that country. They leave their native country for better future opportunities The immigration is the act of moving to another country. The best way to remember this word is, remember its prefix imim. Imim is derived from the Latin word which depicts that an immigrant is a person who comes into a new country. This word applies only to human beings.

What is Emigration and who are emigrants

Emigration is the process of living in the region or country, so an emigrant is a person who leaves for other countries. It is also a permanent move. Its prefix is e in the Latin language that means out of.

Emigration and Immigration

The interesting part is that a person can be an immigrant and emigrant both. For Instance, when George moved from Texas to Sweden, he was an emigrant from Texas and an immigrant to Sweden. The preposition changes the meanings of the words. An immigrant is going somewhere, and an emigrant is from somewhere. Although both words relate to movement, their accurate meaning lies in their application.

Simply put, emigration means leaving the country to settle in the foreign land permanently, and immigration means entering the country and settling there permanently.

Effects of Immigration

Immigrants are a great source of bringing economic, cultural, and social benefits to other countries. It has also resulted in the emergence of multicultural societies. The USA is the state where people from all around the globe come to reside permanently. The number of people from different ethnicities has enriched the culture of the USA and that is why it is called a melting pot.

The immigration process is very lengthy and tedious, and it requires massive paperwork. One of the important requirements is that all the documents that are not in English need to be translated into English by certified translations.

Immigration is not only associated with citizenship, but it also gives social human rights to the people. The borders of the countries are controlled by the states and the record of the people who migrated is kept. In 1999, the asylum and immigration law was given a final shape. It allowed the people of the European Union to work and reside in any one of the countries of the European Union. The United States has a different process of immigration. It includes legal formalities regarding employment, family, and humanity. 

Effects of Emigration

When people move to another country, spending on consumer products and the number of labor forces comes down. Your country will benefit from this if the labor market is oversaturated and it will lower down the unemployment rate. On the other hand, if the situation is different, the people who are leaving the country cause brain-drain. The country that is getting immigrants would be in a better position because they are getting competent resources that will enhance their productivity. Many countries have levied certain control over emigrants by initiating stringent rules and regulations.

Emigrants put a monetary impact on the receiving country. They can pay taxes as per their earnings and purchases. They can use all the social services like education and healthcare and all the social welfare services provided by the other country. Emigration has a great impact on the job market. The host country should have an equal number of jobs both for emigrants and native-people.

Effects of Migration

Migration is the movement of people from one permanent home to another. People often have a choice to move, but sometimes, they are forced to move. The reason for leaving the place is called the push factor. The reason that attracts you to another place is called the pull factor.  The benefits of migration are

  • Decreasing the pressure on your economy.
  • You can send money to your home.
  • Migrants can learn new skills and work for the native country on their return.
  • Migrants can take low pays on low-skill jobs.

Wrapping Up

Be careful in using all these three words because they have very little differences. Their improper use will change their meaning altogether, so you need to learn their difference in applications. For covering all the formalities of Migration, Emigration, and Immigration, it is necessary that all the traveling documents are in the native language of the country. Don’t worry. CCJK is available for you. We have a team of competent translators who provide impeccable Travel Translation Services in fast turnaround time and economical rates. For more details, contact us

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