Which year and when to migrate

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1. Which year did you migrate to States?

2. When did you migrate to States?

Are the above sentences the same in meanings?

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Try:

When did you move to the United States?

Also, say:

Do those two sentences mean the same?
 

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Try:

When did you move to the United States?

Also, say:

Do those two sentences mean the same?

Hi Tarheel,

But to me, "move" and "migrate" mean different.
If Tim moves to the United States, his citizenship may not changed but "migrate" does.

Am I right?
 

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But to me, "move" and "migrate" mean different things.
If Tim moves to the United States, his citizenship may not change but "migrate" does.

Am I right?
I see your point. Someone who moves to a new country with the intention of staying is an immigrant who is immigrating. Such people have emigrated from their previous home country and can be called emigrants from it.

It would be tidy and logical to call them migrants, but we usually don't.

It usually takes a long time to establish citizenship in a new country. A person legally living in a new country with the intention of staying is called a permanent resident in the United States and a landed immigrant in Canada (and, I suspect, other Commonwealth countries).
 

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Hi Tarheel,

But to me, "move" and "migrate" mean different things.
If Tim moves to the United States, his citizenship may not change, but migrating does change his citizenship.

Am I right?

No. And it's not ordinary language. Unless you're going to write an article on immigration, I don't recommend using those terms.
 

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No. And it's not ordinary language. Unless you're going to write an article on immigration, I don't recommend using those terms.

May I clarity which terms that you don't recommend to use?
 

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The term "migrant" and its variations. It's not everyday language. Of course, you can do what you want. And maybe after I go to bed and get some rest I will have a different opinion. (But I don't think so.)
 
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