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What is Migration?

Migration is the process of people traveling to a new place to live, usually in large numbers. Migration can involve moving in search of work or economic opportunities, to join family, to study, to escape conflict, or in response to the adverse effects of climate change, natural disasters, or other environmental factors.

Source - United Nations





Migration | Wilson Center

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Demography fun fact - 40% of U.S. Fortune 500 companies in 2017 were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants
Source - UN Foundation