Immigration : Key Terms

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Migrate

move from one country or region to another and settle there

Immigrant

a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there

Emigrant

someone who leaves one country to settle in another, a person from another country or land

Push Pull Factor

a factor that causes people to leave their homeland and migrate to another region

Steerage

the cheapest accommodations on a passenger ship, the act of steering a ship

Pogrom

organized persecution of an ethnic group mostly jews, an organized massacre

Ellis Island

an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States

Angel Island

Inspection station for immigrants arriving on the West Coast

Assimilation

the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

Melting Pot

a vessel made of material that does not melt easily

Multicultural

of or relating to or including several cultures, having to do with many cultures

Quota

a limitation on imports

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