The word of today is Emigrate.
Emigrate- (EM-uh-grayt/verb) Emigrate means “to leave a country or region in order to live somewhere else.”
Migrate, emigrate, and immigrate are all about being on the move. All those terms come from the Latin word migrare, which means “to move from one place to another.” Emigrate and immigrate sound alike, and it is true that both involve leaving one location and entering another. The subtle difference between them lies in point of view: emigrate stresses leaving the original place, while immigrate focuses on entering the new one. You won’t have trouble keeping them straight if you remember that the prefix e– means “away,” as in eject, and the prefix im– or in– means “into,” as in inject.
An example of use:
The author’s family emigrated from Hungary.
Poem inspired by the current events in Afghanistan.
To emigrate to a foreign land
Not familiar with culture
A scary thing it must be
For the world to see
Lost and not knowing where you go
Dropped off in this foreign land
Oh you must be scared so
Emigrating from hostility and mistrust
But you do what you must
Keeping family safe in troubled times
Emigrating to a foreign land
© Chris Chonos