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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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'All ECNR (emigration clearance not required) passport holders travelling to 18 ECR countries on employment visas have to register on the eMigrate portal.
Suhail Khan, founder of the ISC's Deccan Wing, said that they might need to set up kiosks to help blue-collar workers navigate their way through the eMigrate system.
"Starting 01.01.2019, no Indian emigrant holding Non-ECR passport would be allowed to go to these 18 ECR countries for employment without prior registration in eMigrate, as a measure of extending protection and ensuring their welfare overseas."
The survey found politics high on the list of why people wanted to leave, with 17.1 percent saying they wanted to emigrate because of too many political disputes and serious social divisions and 9.5 percent citing the lack of democracy and dissatisfaction with the political system.
"We have established a technical group to link the eMigrate system with that of the UAE national system.
Indian citizens who have Emigration Check Required (ECN) stamp on their passports have to get their job offers cleared through the eMigrate system.
The report confirmed the pervious facts that 98% of the migrants are male, whereas only 2% of females plan to emigrate.
Registration of all foreign employers seeking to recruit Indian workers is mandatory on the eMigrate system (www.emigrate.gov.in).
A statement issued by the Embassy of India in Abu Dhabi confirmed: "All foreign employers who seek to recruit Indian workers need to register in the eMigrate system [emigrate.gov.in].
Foreign employers who seek to recruit Indian nurses and workers now have to register on the Indian government's eMigrate system (www.emigrate.gov.in), the Indian embassy in Doha said in a statement yesterday.
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The proportion of Chinese high net worth individuals with personal wealth of at least 6 million yuan (US$960,000) who expressed willingness to emigrate has risen to 64 per cent from 60 per cent a year ago, it said.