Key Migration Terms

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Alternatives to detention - 

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration - 

Asylum seeker - 

Best interests of the child (principle of) - 

Bilateral labour migration agreements  - 

Biometrics - 

Border governance - 

Borders (international) - 

Border management - 

Climate migration - 

Collective expulsion - 

Country of destination - 

Country of origin 

Country of transit - 

Displacement - 

Emigration - 

Environmental migrant

Facilitated migration - 

Expulsion -

Family reunification (right to) - 

Family unity (right to) - 

Freedom of movement (right to) - 

Humanitarian-admission - 

Humanitarian border management - 

Humanitarian visa - 

Identity document - 

Immigrant - 

Immigration - 

Integration - 

Interception - 

Internal migration - 

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) -

International migration; - 

International migration law - 

International protection - 
Inter-State Consultation Mechanisms on Migration (ISCM)  - 

Irregular migration - 

Labour migration 

Members of the family - 

Migrant -

Migrant flow (international) - 

Migrants in vulnerable situations - 

Migrant stock (international) - 

Migrant-friendly health systems - 

Migrant worker - 

Migration

Migration cycle - 

Migration governance - 

Migration health - 

Migration management 

Migration profile - 

Naturalization - 

Non-discrimination (principle of) - 

Non-refoulement (principle of) - 

Permit - 

Regular migration - 

Regular migration pathways - 

Refugee (mandate) - 

Refugee (1951 Convention) - 

Reintegration - 

Remittances (migrant) - 

Removal - 

Safe, orderly and regular migration - 

Separated children - 

Smuggling - 

Social remittances - 

Sovereignty (territorial) - 

Stateless person 

Trafficking in persons - 

Unaccompanied children - 

Usual residence - 

Visa - 

Vulnerability - 

Xenophobia - 

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