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


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


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


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


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


not sure whether you want or like something or not


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


to recognize or understand the difference between things or people


very different from each other


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


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


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


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


to ask strongly for something


to produce or make something


something that test your skill or ability


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


not including something, only


mostly or mainly

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