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Immigrants, Education of

An immigrant is a person who has consciously decided to leave his or her country of origin and take up residence elsewhere, namely, a country of settlement, with the view to acquiring legal status and employment. Global markets and knowledge-based economies, and also political oppression and famine, are important driving forces of immigration around the world; but other motivations include marriage, family reunification, cultural affinity, and the pursuit of higher education. Though expressed in different forms, in the host countries immigration policies have to varying degrees of success endeavored to promote within immigrants strong cultural and national identities favored by the majority group.

Immigration can be observed on all continents, though here the focus will be exclusively on immigration as it occurs in the Western hemisphere. ...

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