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economic migrant

noun [C]
 
 
POLITICS, ECONOMICS
someone who goes to live in another country because it is possible to earn more money or to have a better standard of living there than in their own country: The new law will allow some 200,000 immigrants - both highly skilled economic migrants and asylum seekers - to enter the country each year.
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