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What Does It Mean To Be An Immigrant?

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Immigration is a word that has been tossed around a lot recently. It can refer to someone moving from one country to another, or it can be used on an individual level, such as when you emigrate from Massachusetts to California. What does this mean? Well, if we’re talking about the first definition of immigration-moving from one country to another-it often refers broadly to people who move outside their country for any reason.

“On an individual level, immigration means changing your residence and becoming a citizen in the new place. For example: if I moved from Boston to Chicago and became a citizen there then I am now considered an immigrant in Chicago.”


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