The meaning of emigrate
Emigrate is not an alternative spelling of immigrate. Emigrate means to leave a place, such as a country of origin, to settle in another location.
Many Mexicans illegally emigrate into the U.S. from Mexico.
Peter has decided to emigrate from the United States to Canada.
The meaning of immigrate
To immigrate is to settle in a country where you were not born.
My grandparents immigrated to the United States from Germany.
He decided to immigrate to Australia to find work.