migrant migrant  /ˈmaɪ ɡrənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) traveler who moves from one region or country to another
  2. (adj) habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The latest official numbers now say that 20 million out of China's 130 million migrant workers are unemployed.
  2. China's Woody Guthrie makes his mark on poor migrant workers with folk songs of labor reform.
  3. Preschooling for migrant kids Playful pictures of Sesame Street's Cookie Monster dot the walls, and there are Bert and Ernie dolls to hug.

News

  1. Alleged sex trade victims describe ordeal to Philippine official

    MANILA, June 21 (UPI) -- Four migrant workers allegedly victimized in the sex trade by a Philippines' labor official met Friday with government officials to tell their stories.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. World Bank to help Bangladeshis prepare for migrant work abroad

    DHAKA (Reuters) - The World Bank signed a $2.58 million deal with Bangladesh's biggest non-governmental agency on Friday to help improve prospects for Bangladeshis intending to migrate abroad for work. Under the deal with the BRAC NGO, a pilot project will develop Community Based Organisations to help ensure potential migrants are well informed about states where they seek jobs and help manage ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Strawberries and smiles

    HENRY, Neb. – The migrant summer school students at Lincoln elementary attended an exciting field trip to Wind Harvest Farms to pick strawberries this Tuesday. Each student was given a container to fit as many berries as they could.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Torrington Telegram

Quotes

  1. "We'll expand the background checks that have been done where there are highly skilled migrant workers coming into this country," Brown told the House of Commons in his first appearance at the weekly prime minister's questions.
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Forbes

  2. "Rural migrant workers are the main army of the contemporary Chinese industrial workforce. Our wealth and our tall buildings are all distillations of your hard work and sweat," Wen told a group of migrant workers in Beijing on Monday, the...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Wen Jiabao Source: Reuters (press release)

  3. "One of the concerns is whether it's fair on migrant groups," Senator Evans said. "The results of the test are encouraging, the pass rates are high, but one of the areas that's been identified is the humanitarian stream. Those people who have...
    on Sep 17, 2006 By: Chris Evans Source: Ninemsn

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