I'm always the one who comes in late, I don't mind saying.
So, thank you & is good to catch up - however as I'm guessing that's settled, would like to just mention a couple things. . .
Another linguistic difference to note is - the two words immigrant and emigrant. . the latter refers to those who are leaving, and the former refers to those who are coming in. .
Although when I was a child and learned of it I had the funny thought - well, the emigrants must be going to somewhere, so then they would be immigrants.
And - about the whole question of terminology - I suppose another part of it is that an emigrant generally planned on their leaving, whereas the current refugee situation is more of life simply throwing such circumstances their way. . .
so I thought to mention that but I feel it's slightly off-topic in any case, since it's just linguistics and terminology. . . although of course there's feelings involved & so forth. . .
but - with a gentle back to topic emoticon
So I did have something else important to share. . . in the Syrian refugee crisis, my best friend posted something, well a few things - but this one was a biggie to me. . .
50% of the refugees are children.
At least, that's from the Syrian part of it - I wish I could find the picture, or the link, am unable to at the moment - maybe soon.