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Difference between Emigrant, Immigrant and Migrant

Emigrant is one who leaves one’s country to settle in another.

  • The emigrants spent a few weeks aboard ship before landing.

Immigrant is one who enters and settles in a new country.

  • Many immigrants are looking for jobs in the metropolitan area.

Migrant is one who travels about, especially in search of work.

  • The migrants are working in the apple orchards of New York.