Emigration is the act of leaving one's resident country with the intent to settle elsewhere. Conversely, immigration describes the movement of persons into one country from another. Both are acts of migration across national boundaries.
Demographers examine push and pull factors for people to be pushed out of one place and attracted to another. There can be a desire to escape negative circumstances such as shortages of land or jobs, or unfair treatment. People can be pulled to the opportunities available elsewhere. Seeking refugee status in a foreign country from oppressive conditions may lead to permanent emigration.
Patterns of emigration have been shaped by numerous economic, social, and political changes throughout the world in the last few hundred years. For instance, millions of individuals fled poverty, violence, and political turmoil in Europe to settle in the Americas and Oceania during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
Forty two percent of Hongkongers want to emigrate, a Chinese University survey has found. ... Among the respondents, 42 percent indicated they would emigrate if they had the chance. Of those who would like to move, 38.7 percent started preparations for emigration. Both percentages did not change significantly from those of last year. ... .
Jimmy Neary never threw a pass, caught a touchdown or made a tackle in his life but ended up as the only Irishman with two Super Bowl rings and a footnote in New York Giants’ history ... The company he kept ... America needs more Jimmy Nearys. ” ... Upward mobility ... The kind of relentless upward mobility that hallmarked one of those epic emigrant lives ... .