Levels of Distractibility: Who cares? = *. Some people will be distracted from your meaning: = **. Many people will be distracted from your meaning: = ***.
Question: I can never distinguish between "emigrate" and "immigrate." Which one is leaving and which one is coming?
Answer: "Emigrate" means to depart. You "emigrate" from Europe.
You "immigrate" and are an "immigrant" when you arrive.
Both take "from" and "to."
Rating of Distractibility: **. Not too many people care which is used. They both have the same idea--you're either coming (to "immigrate") or going (to "emigrate").