Partie 1 : À l′échelle du monde

Chapitre 6 : The world′s population

Migratory movements, page 18

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a border
the customs
to go into exile
to flee
a political refugee
an asylum seeker
a stateless person
a smuggler
a stowaway
to implement quotas
a holding centre
to be turned away
a host country
a residence permit, a green card
a foreign national
to start from scratch
to fulfil a dream
to blend in

“Pull and push factors” are the reasons why people are attracted by a country and pushed away from the country where they live.

Britain’s an island; it’s always had a constant ebb and flow of immigration – it makes it a better place.

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.

Population growth, page 18

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a census
an inhabitant
population growth
the birth rate
to slow down
to increase
on average
life expectancy
densely populated/sparsely populated
a baby bust
… people per square km

China’s One Child Policy was created in 1979 by Deng Xiaoping to limit communist China’s population growth. It was in place for more than three decades.

Food for thought, page 19

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These are young people who study in our schools, they play in our neighborhoods, they’re friends with our kids, they pledge allegiance to our flag. They are Americans in their heart, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, – sometimes even as infants, – and often have no idea that they’re undocumented until they apply for a job or a driver’s license or a college scholarship.
Put yourself in their shoes. Imagine you’ve done everything right your entire life, – studied hard, worked hard, maybe even graduated at the top of your class, – only to suddenly face the threat of deportation to a country that you know nothing about, with a language that you may not even speak.
That’s what gave rise to the Dream Act. It says that if your parents brought you here as a child, you’ve been here for five years and you’re willing to go to college or serve in our military, you can one day earn your citizenship. And I’ve said time and time and time again to Congress that, send me the Dream Act, put it on my desk, and I will sign it right away.

Barack Obama, June 15, 2012, ©