What Is an Immigrant?

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by: Megan Devlin
An immigrant is a person who moves to a country where they were not born in order to settle there and make a new life.
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An immigrant is a person who moves to a country where they were not born in order to settle there and make a new life. Some immigrants move to a new country for work, education, or family. Other immigrants leave their home country because of war, disease, or lack of opportunities.

The United States has a rich history of immigrants because the entire country was built on people from around the world moving there. About 150 years ago, nearly 40 million new immigrants came to the U.S.A. During this time, immigrants had to arrive by boat and then make long trips by car, bus, or train to other parts of the country.

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For immigrants everywhere in the world, some of the biggest challenges are the foreign language in their new country and discrimination, which means not being accepted by this country’s citizens. The reason for this is often jealousy or competition over resources like jobs, housing, and food.

It’s important to remember that everyone has the right to leave his or her home country to search for better opportunities or safety in other parts of the world. As long as an immigrant respects the laws and rules of the country where he or she has moved, they are contributing like any other good citizen.

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