In broad-spectrum the proper usage can help dispel confusion or crush the temper of would be wordsmiths. In general, people are often confused between the basic difference between the meaning of emigrant and immigrant.
We can understand this by a simple perception. A Chinese citizen decides emigrate from US. To himself, and to the country or nation of China, the person is an emigrant to US. For his new US neighbors, the man is an immigrant from China, implying he was somewhere else, and, but now is here, wherever here happens to be for him. By this, we can conclude that he has been an emigrant incoming US, and now he is a Chinese immigrant.
In a big picture we can say, if someone is a US citizens who leave his or her native land is emigrate and when they arrive in another country from elsewhere, they would be called as the US immigration. Immigrants are new to a particular place, and may often refer to foreigners in the place. Emigrants leave their native place and begin to live in another nation. On the other hand, who use to live somewhere else and have settled in another country, nation, and foreign land, known as immigrant!
A few tips to remember the basic difference:
1.Often on arrival at an international airport at entry gate, you usually go through immigration that means you are coming from elsewhere.
2.To more simplify the language further, it may be easier to memorize them by using prepositions. An emigrant, emigrates ‘to’ a particular place; at the same time an immigrant, emigrates ‘from’ a particular place.
3.In general, the distinction you can be both, it makes a difference when people talked about you.
4.In my opinion, if you can remember “emigrate from” and “immigrate to” this really helps you separate the emigrant from the immigrant. As well it may be useful to comprehend that an immigrant is a new member of one’s society or country. Where an emigrant, on the other hand, is departing one’s society in search of a better future.
5.We can say there are different push and pull factors of US immigration and US emigration. Push factors refer mainly to the motive of emigration from the native land. Economic migration due to differential salary or pay rates is the most prominent issue.
The word emigrant implies the progression of travel. And, emigration is the actual act of relocating from a particular nation. Individual going from one place to another is in the process of emigrating.