Editor's note: Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination tonight in Cleveland with a speech that many pundits say appeals to Americans who fear that their country is unsafe and failing, and those who want a leader to protect and fight for them. His address clocked in at over an hour and 15 minutes, and he became one of the rare political outsiders to top the ticket of a major political party. Trump denounced the United States involvement in "15 years of wars in the Middle East," and called for the U.S. to "immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism." He also pledged to help Americans at home, especially lower-wage workers and those facing unemployment. Trump also used his speech to hit his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and repeatedly called her years as secretary of state into question. - Rebecca
Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.
When people cross national borders during their migration, they are called migrants or immigrants (from Latin: migrare, wanderer) from the perspective of the country which they enter. From the perspective of the country which they leave, they are called emigrant or outmigrant. Sociology designates immigration usually as migration (as well as emigration accordingly outward migration).
Immigrants are motivated to leave their former countries of citizenship, or habitual residence, for a variety of reasons, including a lack of local access to resources, a desire for economic prosperity, to find or engage in paid work, to better their standard of living, family reunification, retirement, climate or environmentally induced migration, exile, escape from prejudice, conflict or natural disaster, or simply the wish to change one's quality of life. Commuters, tourists and other short-term stays in a destination country do not fall under the definition of immigration or migration, seasonal labour immigration is sometimes included.
In 2013 the United Nations estimated that there were 231,522,215 immigrants in the world (apx. 3.25% of the global population). The United Arab Emirates has the largest proportion of immigrants in the world, followed by Qatar.