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Vocabulary: Immigration Calculations

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