2 What is Immigration? Migration into a place (especially migration to a country of which you are not a native in order to settle there) Immigrant - a person who comes to a country where he/she was not born in order to settle there Emigration is the act of leaving one's native country or region to settle in another. It is the same as immigration but from the perspective of the country of origin.
3 Is it a new phenomenon? Migration is not a new phenomenon. Throughout history people have moved from one place to another to seek better life or livelihood. But its growth and dimensions are new due. This should be recognized as one consequence of globalization. Today there are more than 250 million people on the move globally. In Asia alone more than 80 million are on the move.
4 Factors Driving Immigration Both the push factors from migrant-sending countries and the pull factors from those receiving migrants look set to persist and some will intensify—even as many governments attempt to limit most forms of immigration.
5 Push Factors Push Factors Driving Migration: Pressures to emigrate from developing countries will remain intense, fueled by continued poverty, lack of jobs, population
- Spring '98
- Human migration, push factors