noun. [From Latin immigrantem,
“to go into, to move in,” origins in Latin emigrantem “to move away,” first used in English in 1794.]
1. An individual who leaves one country to become the citizen of another.
2. A noble term describing someone with the courage, decisiveness and consciousness to wish to change their lives by changing their country.
3. An individual whose qualities enrich their new society through public structures, culture, politics and economics.
4. On average, more comfortable with risk than those born in the country.
5. Tends to be more ferociously loyal to their new country and its ideas of justice than those born there.
6. An immigrant is to engagement what a citizen is to marriage.
SEE: belonging; Citizen; migrant; multiCulturalism