[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