emigrant, immigrant are comparable but not interchangeable when denoting a person who leaves one country in order to settle in another.
Emigrant (so also emigrate and emigration) is used with reference to the country from which, immigrant (so also immigrate and immigration) with reference to the country into which, migration is made. The former marks the going out from a country; the latter, the entrance into a country

a large crowd of Italian emigrants boarded the ship at Naples


Ireland lost heavily through emigration in the middle of the nineteenth century


our surplus cottage children emigrate to Australia and Canada— H. G. Wells


Scandinavian immigrants settled large parts of the Middle Western United States


immigration from Europe into the United States has gradually decreased


New Dictionary of Synonyms. 2014.

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