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Push Factors in Immigration


Push Factors in Immigration
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.69

     challenging words:    hedgerow, push-pull, blight, emigrant, mobility, better, founded, immigrate, cholera, economic, persecution, starvation, finding, political, communist, homeland
     content words:    Franklin D., World War II, From The Illustrated London News December

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     Spanish: Factores de expulsión de inmigración

Push Factors in Immigration
By Patti Hutchison

1     "Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionaries."- Franklin D. Roosevelt
2     Our nation was founded by immigrants from across the oceans. The U.S. is a "melting pot" of ethnic groups that have come together as American citizens. What factors have prompted people over the years to leave their homelands to come to America? Experts call them push or pull factors.
3     A person who decides to leave his homeland permanently is known as an emigrant. Once he enters another country, he is known as an immigrant. For example, an Irish man decides to go to live in the U.S. As he leaves Ireland, he is an emigrant. As he arrives in the U.S., he is an immigrant to this country. Push factors help people make the decision to emigrate. Pull factors help them decide to be an immigrant to a certain country.

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