Migration and Home Affairs

Migration

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The movement of a person or a group of persons, either across an international border (international migration), or within a State (internal migration). It is a population movement, encompassing any kind of movement of people, whatever its length, composition and causes; it includes migration of refugees, displaced persons, economic migrants and persons moving for other purposes, including family reunification.

In the EU context, a broader-term of an immigration and emigration, i.e. the action by which a person either:

  • establishes his or her usual residence in the territory of an EU State for a period that is, or is expected to be, of at least twelve months, having previously been usually resident in another EU State or a non-EU country,
  • having previously been usually resident in the territory of an EU State, ceases to have his or her usual residence in that EU State for a period that is, or is expected to be, of at least twelve months."