mi­grant/

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noun.

[From Latin mi­grat

“to move, to shift.”]

1. A bird, an­i­mal or but­ter­fly with a reg­u­lar and cir­cu­lar pat­tern of move­ment.

2. In prac­tice, an un­der­paid in­dus­trial or agri­cul­tural worker who is ex­pected to re­turn to their home in the off-season.

3. In com­mon us­age, a la­bel in­tended to ex­clude, marginal­ize, pa­tron­ize and de­hu­man­ize.

4. As in, “When you’re fin­ished pick­ing our straw­ber­ries, go home.”

5. A term that is never self-ap­plied, only im­posed on oth­ers.

6. Not to be con­fused with ex­pats or snow­birds.

7. Used to jus­tify with­hold­ing cit­i­zen rights from im­mi­grants for one or more gen­er­a­tions.

8. Europe’s bo­gey­man.

SEE: im­mi­grant; in­te­gra­tion; refugee

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