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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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Positive net migration was recorded for foreign nationals (5,273 persons), while 429 Slovene citizens more emigrated from Slovenia than immigrated to it.
Niamh said: "Almost everyone I know will be missing family members because they're either working or have emigrated. I'm delighted to be involved." IRISH MIRROR COMMENT: P10
Unfortunately two changes of house, soon after she emigrated, was the cause of my losing her address and I have been unable to learn anything of her since then.
There were also quite a few famous people whose families had emigrated out of the UK, namely the Bee Gees and the Young brothers of the AC/DC band.
Jean, 67, from Calgary, who emigrated to Canada with ex-husband Duncan Hollows in 1973, said: "Governments in Commonwealth countries are look-k ing after these people as they are getting older and poorer and poorer by the year because their pensions have been frozen.
Of this group, 2.6 percent have already emigrated, and 21.4 percent plan to do so.
More than 2 percent of Portuguese people, mostly young and educated, emigrated in the past two years; more would have left had Europe not been in recession
A MAJORITY of those who have emigrated over the past four years have done so by choice, a shock survey shows.
Out of them, 14 percent have either emigrated or applied, and 60 percent want to leave to seek better education opportunities for their children.
Michael Dunn, 52, (inset) who was originally from Connah's Quay, sustained third-degree burns over much of his body and had been in hospital in Australia, where he had emigrated.
An exact number of 11, 635 people immigrated to Macedonia in the period of 2006 - 2010 which is three times more than 3, 898 persons who emigrated from the country over the past five years.