Migration is the movement of people from one place to another. The reasons for migration can be economic, social, political or environmental. There are usually push factors and pull factors at work.
Migration impacts on both the place left behind, and on the place where migrants settle.
What is migration?
Illegal immigrants on the American/Mexican border
Migration is the movement of people from one place to another.
Internal migration is when people migrate within the same country or region – for example, moving from London to Plymouth.
International migration is when people migrate from one country to another – for example, moving from Mexico to the USA.
Two key migration terms
Emigration – when someone leaves a country.
Immigration – when someone enters a country.