Vocabulary: Immigration Calculations

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This vocabulary exercise is designed to help students understand the KQED production "Immigration Calculations" better.

economy

the way that money, businesses, and products are organized in a particular country, area, etc.

workforce

all the people who work in a particular country, industry or company

contribute

to help make something good happen; to join with others in giving help or money, etc. to a common cause

impact

the effect that an event or situation has on someone or something

cutting edge

the newest design or the most advanced way of doing something

ambivalent

not sure whether you want or like something or not

angst

strong feelings of anxiety and sadness because you are worried about your life

distinguish

to recognize or understand the difference between things or people

diverse

very different from each other

migrant

a person who moves regularly in order to find work especially in harvesting crops

immigrant

a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence

H-1B visa

employment certification or work permit issued by the Immigration & Naturalization Service to a foreign worker who has special high skills to work legally in the U.S. for a limited period of time

hourglass

a glass container for measuring time, in which sand moves from the top half through a narrow middle part to the bottom half in exactly one hour

metaphor

a way of describing something by comparing it to something else that has similar qualities, without using the words "like" or "as."

demand

to ask strongly for something

generate

to produce or make something

challenge

something that test your skill or ability

dynamic

interesting, exciting, and full of energy and determination to succeed

exclusive

not including something, only

predominately

mostly or mainly

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