Immigrants and Immigration
Immigration is the act of moving across borders to settle permanently in a new country, state, or region. People who engage in immigration are referred to as immigrants. From the perspective of the country they have left, immigrants may be called emigrants. Immigration most commonly refers to when people who move across national borders, but it may also refer to when people move from region to region within a country.
Immigration increased substantially in the last years of the 2010s. In 2010, the United Nations (UN) calculated there were 221 million international migrants worldwide. That increased to 244 million in 2015 and 272 million in 2019.
Immigration scholars usually distinguish between push and pull factors when setting forth theories of...Read more