In my French classes this semester we have been discussing l'étranger in France and a lot of terms have come up that all seem to refer to immigrants in one way or another. Can you please help me to soft through the nuances? I've included my working understandings of each of the included terms.
immigré: someone who has come from another country but is well-established there now.
immigrant: someone who has only recently arrived in the country.
sans-papier: someone who has come to the country with no official documents, that is, passports or visas. May or may not be clandestin
migrant: someone who has come to the country from another country. Relatively connotation-neutral, and carries no real information as to the manner in which the person came to the country.
clandestin: someone who has come to the country surreptitiously.
Please correct me if any of these are incorrect! Cheers.