Migrant
6 definitions

Migrant

A person who leaves his/her country of origin to seek residence in another country.

Migrant

A person who (1) belongs to a normally migratory culture who may cross national boundaries, or (2) has fled his or her native country for economic reasons rather than fear of political or ethnic persecution.

Migrant

A broader-term of an immigrant and emigrant, referring to a person who leaves one country or region to settle in another, often in search of a better life.

Migrant

A broader-term of an immigrant and emigrant that refers to a person who leaves from one country or region to settle in another, often in search of a better life.

Migrant

The BBC uses the term migrant to refer to all people on the move who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. This group includes people fleeing war-torn countries such as Syria, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives, who governments are likely to rule are economic migrants.

Migrant

A person who leaves his/her country of origin to seek residence in another country.

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Migrant has been defined 6 different ways in documents like Homeland Security Terminology, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Migration and Home Affairs Glossary, and 3 more.

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