Looks like the immigrant vs. expat debate is getting more and more attention

I think it’s great that people are becoming more interested in this issue!

Check out this article posted on theguardian.com: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/13/white-people-expats-immigrants-migration

…and another article from the Wall Street Journal blog! http://blogs.wsj.com/expat/2015/04/02/expat-under-fire-a-global-nomad-argues-against-those-saying-its-racist/?mod=e2fb

Check out my own research on this topic:

https://urbanexpats.com/expat/

https://urbanexpats.com/2013/10/06/expat-versus-immigrant-whats-the-difference/

What’s the difference between “expat” and “immigrant”?

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What’s the difference between an expat and an immigrant?

Towards the end of each interview with 27 Americans living in Buenos Aires, I asked the participants to define the word “expat” (the overwhelming majority had already mentioned the term at some point or another during the interview).

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