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Emigration is the act of leaving one's country to live somewhere else. These men emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1911. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Emigration is the act of leaving one's country to live somewhere else. These men emigrated from Italy to the United States in 1911.

The act of moving from one country to another with intention not to return. It is to be distinguished from expatriation, which means the Abandonment of one's country and renunciation of one's citizenship in it, while emigration denotes merely the removal of person and property to another country. Expatriation is usually the consequence of emigration. Emigration is also sometimes used in reference to the removal from one section to another of the same country.

EMIGRATION. The act of removing from one place to another. It is sometimes used in the same sense as expatriation, (q.v.) but there is some difference in the signification. Expatriation is the act of abandoning one's country, while emigration is, perhaps not strictly, applied to the act of removing from one part of the country to another. Vide 2 Kent, Com. 36.

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On the contrary, when problems began to crop up with emigration from Calcutta and Madras, there was a detailed proposal in 1856 to obtain emigrants from the Bombay Presidency.
While the Jewish Colonization Association successfully directed immigration to Argentina prior to its patron's death in 1896, by and large Jewish organizations and ideologies had little success in directing or controlling Jewish emigration.
The central chapters of this book argue that the emigration of skilled workers is a large net benefit to developing countries in the current circumstances of easy communication and global commerce and that the negative effects of brain drain were overstated in the past.
According to the All Japan Coffee Association, Brazil provided coffee free of charge to Japan to repay for the emigration, triggering coffee's popularization through cafes.
Father Hudson's Society also has, over the years, helped many former child migrants become reunited with relatives and about 80 per cent of those who went from Birmingham have had some form of contact with Father Hudson's since their emigration to Australia.
Paul Arthur, director of the Emigration Group, said: "With the pound currently so strong against the Kiwi Dollar, Brits are finding that their money goes a very long way when it comes to property.
The latest ruling, entitled, "No permission to emigrate from the land of Palestine," reads as follows: "There is much talk these days in our land of Palestine about emigration, and especially among the young, and this because of the difficult security and economic situation, and out of a desire to find a living in other lands.
Indeed, it would be a hard act to follow Eric Richards' recent magisterial and comprehensive survey of British and Irish emigration in his Britannia's Children: Emigration from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland since 1600 (London, 2004).
What's more, to make immigration and screening more efficient, orange coloured passports may be issued for individuals in the emigration check required (ECR) category.
The Bureau of Emigration has been striving hard to maximize efforts for welfare of emigrants.
The Tunisian FM will give on this occasion a lecture on emigration on the theme "the common management of emigration: setting up of a new partnership", with the participation of the third working group composed also of the ministers of Foreign Affairs of Algeria and Nigeria as well as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Italian Deputy Foreign Minister and the Director of the Institute for International Political Studies.