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Temprarily living and working in another country does not actually make one an immigrant.

Reader comment on item: Poland's Muslim Ban

Submitted by Anon. (United States), Jul 23, 2018 at 17:32

Dr. Pipes, you yourself lived in Egypt yet cannot say you emigrated to Egypt and even had you worked there for a couple of years, you would not have been an immigrant.

The countless guest workers in Dubai or in Saudi Arabia are not immigrants.

Westerners temporarily working in Japan or in China, are similarly not immigrants.

Philippine care-takers temporarily working in Poland would most likely not be immigrants, but merely guest-workers.

Of course the Turks were supposed to be guest workers in Germany and ended up staying as immigrants but immigration is about setting up roots.


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