To immigrate is to move from one country and then resettle in another country.
A person who immigrates is called an immigrant.
The word "immigration" is a noun:
Advice from Teacher Paul:
I’ve worked with immigrants since I started teaching English in 1989. If you are thinking about immigrating to the United States, I have some advice for you. Do it legally. It’s hard to wait, I know. Some people have to wait five to ten years for the process to take place. But when people come to the U.S. illegally, they live daily with the fear of being caught. And if they are caught, they may be jailed and sent back immediately.
Also, be prepared for the reality of living in the United States. The first few months are exciting and everything is new. But after that, the reality of being away from your homeland, your family and your friends begins to set in. Homesickness is a problem. Add to that the fact that life in the U.S. is not what many immigrants imagined before arriving here. Life here can be just as hard if not harder than the life that was left behind.
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October 9, 2015