The current global trend is one of transition and adaptation to new contexts of living. Immigration refers to the movement of people from one nation-state to another, with the term migrant referring to a person who has settled outside of his or her country of origin. It was previously believed that people tend to move from developing nations to developed nations, or from Third World countries to First World countries. However, the Global Commission on International Migration reports that all countries in the world are currently receiving migrants from neighboring countries or from abroad, and are also experiencing outward migration flows. Statistics from the International Organization for Migration suggest that there are currently 191 million migrants worldwide. Whereas previous waves of immigration to North America ...

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