How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

15 terms

Immigration Vocabulary

STUDY
PLAY
Immigrant
people who come to a new country, usually with the intention of staying
Immigration
to move from one country to another with the intention of staying
Emigrate
when a person leaves the country they are born in to live in another place
Migration
to go from one region or place where one lives to settle in another within that same country
Push-Pull Theory
"push" (reasons why people wanted to leave their country) and "pull" (reasons why people wanted to come to a new land)
Ellis Island
a process in which different cultures share ideas and ways of doing
Nativists
people who felt threatened by the growing number of immigrants who spoke the language and followed the customs of their native land; they wanted to keep America for "Americans"
Tenement/Flat
apartment house/apartment
Refugees
people seeking safety in another country
Discrimination
to be for or against a person based on race, creed, religion, etc. instead of merit
Prejudice
an unfavorable opinion formed beforehand without knowledge, reason, or thought
Ethnic Group
a group of people who share a language, a religion, a history, and cultural traditions
Cultural Diversity
cur
Cultural Exchange
a wide vaiety of cultures
Mosaic Society
the product of different cultures that keep their own identities while contributing to the culture of the whole nation