economic migrant


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economic migrant

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who moves from one region, place, or country to another in order to improve his or her standard of living
Translations

economic migrant

, economic refugee
nWirtschaftsflüchtling m (neg!)
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The focus of the Increasing BME Employment, Tackling BME Economic Inactivity Project is to mentor, signpost and support 949 individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and European Economic Migrant (EEM) backgrounds to gain sustainable employment.
According to The Telegraph, the report by the Democracy Institute warns that the British Government is to blame for the amessa of migration describing the flood of new arrivals as a aself-inflicted economic migrant own goal.
The ban applies to any economic migrant or student who has not been granted permission to stay for more than six months.
Yet these men have been forced to go cap in hand to the High Court to beg for the right to live here while every economic migrant from the EU strolls in.
The aim of Croeso is to promote discussion of diversity issues between different community groups, addressing concerns around ethnicity, race, economic migrant or asylum status.
There is a big difference between an economic migrant, who comes to Britain for better work, and a refugee who is fleeing from civil war and injustice.
Unlike the others, Mr Golebiewski came to this country as an economic migrant and has enjoyed capturing scenes such as Warwick Castle and Coventry's Holy Trinity Church in his spare time from his job as a warehouse operative.
The number of pupils from economic migrant families in the borough has risen from 199 in 2004 to 356 this year.
In a memo to the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, the WLGA writes, The lack of accurate figures and profiles of the migrant worker population severely inhibit measures local authorities need to develop to respond to the diverse needs of new economic migrant workers.
I find it hard to accept that he is a genuine asylum seeker rather than an economic migrant.
Archaeology expert Penelope Rogers said: "It is possible the Viking woman came to this country as a political exile or an economic migrant.