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Asylum seeker

someone who has migrated to another country in hopes of being recognized as a refugee

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IDP

forced to migrate to escape fear for his or her life, but hasn't migrated across an international border

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refugee

forced to migrate to avoid potential threat to his or her life and cannot return for fear of persecution

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brain drain

loss of skilled and educated workforce

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guest worker

workers who have migrated to more developed countries in search of higher paying jobs

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net migration

difference between the level of emigration and the level of immigration

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remittance

payment sent home by migrant workers

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Migration transition

a change in the migration pattern of a society that results from social & economic changes... produces a demographic transition (different ages, genders, ethnicities, are coming & going)

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Three largest migrant flows

Asia to Europe
Asia to North America
Latin America to North America

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3 principle sources of immigrants in US history

1. 17th & 18th century England & sub-saharan africa
2. mid-19th to early 20th century, ireland, germany, scandanavia, eastern europe
3. late 20th to early 21st century asia & latin america

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3 types of intraregional migration

1. rural to urban
2. urban to suburban
3. urban to rural

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preference for immigrants entering US

family reunification, skilled workers, & those who diversify