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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