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Immigration Voacb Intro Lesson

Why Does It Matter?
More than 43.7 million immigrants resided in the United States in
2016, accounting for 13.5 percent of the total U.S. population of
323.1 million, according to American Community Survey (ACS)
In terms of illegal immigration, the undocumented population is
about eleven million people. Source: Pew Research Center
Modern Immigration Issues
● Border Wall
● Immigrant Bans from
certain countries
● Healthcare
● Citizenship Test
● Deporting Criminals
Alien: A foreigner, especially one who is not a naturalized citizen of
the country where he or she is living.
Amnesty: An undertaking by the authorities to take no action
against specified offences during a fixed period.
Anchor Babies: Used to refer to children born to a non-citizen
mother in a country which has birthright citizenship, especially
when viewed as providing an advantage to family members seeking
to secure citizenship or legal residency.
Asylum: The protection granted by a state to someone who has left
their home country as a political refugee.
Citizenship: The position or status of being a citizen of a particular
Deportation: The action of deporting a foreigner from a country.
Emigration: The act of leaving one's own country to settle
permanently in another; moving abroad.
Illegal Alien: A foreign national who is living without official
authorization in a country of which they are not a citizen.
Immigrant: A person who comes to live permanently in a foreign
Naturalization: The admittance of a foreigner to the citizenship of a
Nonimmigrant: An alien who seeks temporary entry to the United
States for a specific purpose.
Permanent Resident: A person who lives somewhere permanently
or on a long-term basis.
Port of Entry: A harbour or airport where customs officers are
stationed to oversee people and goods entering or leaving a country.
Refugee: A person who has been forced to leave their country in
order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
Remittances: A sum of money sent in payment or as a gift.
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