The Push-Pull Factor. By Teresa Potter, OKAGE Teacher Consultant. What is. The movement of people from one place in the world to another for the purpose of taking up permanent or semi-permanent residence, usually across a political boundary. storyhousepro.com. Types of Migration. Internal
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The Push-Pull Factor
By Teresa Potter, OKAGE Teacher Consultant
The movement of people from one place in the world to another for the purpose of taking up permanent or semi-permanent residence, usually across a political boundary.
Factors that draw a person/people to move to a certain area.
Factors that drive a person/people to move away from an area.
Religious freedom or freedom in general
Higher standard of living
Lower cost of living
Medical care / medicine
Fair or just government
Joel Menchaca, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, goes to school part time at Oklahoma State University — Oklahoma City. To pay for his tuition and other expenses, he does construction work and works a part-time job at a McDonald's.
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