Emigration Law and Legal Definition

Emigration is the act of removing oneself from a country to another with an intention not to return. It will not be renunciation of ones nationality for another citizenship. Emigration is mere removal of person and property to another country. It is the act of leaving a home country to find residence in some other country.

Emigration from the U.S. is low when compared to immigration to the country. However, people who are natives of some other nation can prefer to emigrate from the U.S. and return to their native land. People also emigrate for political and cultural reasons. Emigrants who are natives of foreign developing countries, after having obtained advanced degrees from the U.S. universities, return to their home countries to lend their expertise to businesses or governments.