People are always moving from one place to another.
Some move within their country, and some move to other countries. When we leave where we live and settle somewhere else we call this migration.
When you move into a country you are called an immigrant. When you move out of a country you are called an emigrant.
You are an emigrant when you leave from one place and an immigrant when you arrive at a place.
People migrate for various reasons.
- For better paying jobs.
- For better educational opportunities
- For better health care
- To join their families and citizens of foreign countries
- To escape a natural disaster like hurricane , earthquake and flood.
- To find a better place to live
- To find more comfortable accommodation.
Push and Pull Factors
The things that cause someone to leave a place are called push factors.
The things that attract someone to a new place are called pull factors.
Write True or False
People who move into a country are called immigrants. ________
People who move out of a country are called immigrants. _______
The same people are emigrants when they leave their country of origin and then become immigrants into their new country. ___________
The East Indians who came to the Caribbean were immigrants from India. _______
The East Indians became immigrants when they settled in Jamaica. __________
After Emancipation, the Chinese came as immigrants to work on sugar plantations. _________
Before Emancipation, some freed Africans in Sierra Leone came to work on sugar plantations. ____________
After Emancipation, the Portuguese came as immigrants to work on sugar plantations. ____________