Migrant

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Migrant Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • traveler who moves from one region or country to another
  • habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; "appalled by the social conditions of migrant life"; "migratory workers"

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  • traveler who moves from one region or country to another

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Migrant Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Migration is when animals move on an annual cycle. For example, caribou in the Arctic go south in winter and return in summer when it is warmer. Many birds migrate, such as geese and storks.

Migration is the travelling of long distances in search of a new habitat. The trigger for the migration may be local climate, local availability of food, or the season of the year. To be counted as a true migration, and not just a local dispersal, the movement should be an annual or seasonal event.

Many birds migrate south for the winter, and young Atlantic salmon leave the river of their birth when they have reached a few inches in size.

Many species in the sea have a daily migration. Plankton go up for the day where there is light, and down at night, where they are less easy to find. The many species which feed on them follow them up and down.



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  • Lebanon migrant domestic workers hope for union to end abuse
    Subjected to beatings and rape, and often driven to suicide, migrant domestic workers in Lebanon are trying to form a labour union in what would be a first for the Arab world. Their initiative is unprecedented in the Arab world, which the United Nations says is home to some 30 million migrant workers. It has the support of the National Federation of Workers' U Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'
  • Lebanon's migrant workers move to form labour union
    Subjected to beatings and rapes, Beirut's domestic workers push to set up Arab world's first labour union. Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'
  • Migrant college students face more stress than their peers, study says
    Recent federal policies to limit deportations and state programs to expand financial aid have benefited college students who entered the country illegally, but those young people still face emotional, educational and money problems, according to a new national study by UCLA researchers. Read more on this news related to 'Migrant'

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