Stop Confusing These Words: Immigrate and Emigrate
The difference between these two words is all about coming and going. When you immigrate, you’re coming to a new country. When you emigrate, you’re leaving your home country.
Immigrate: to move into a country from another one to stay permanently.
Emigrate: to leave the country in which one lives, especially one’s native country, to reside elsewhere.
To learn more about confusing word pairs, read this post about the difference between verses and versus.