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Whenever a user wants us to migrate a question, we (Moderators) do a few things:
then we won't migrate, regardless of whether it may be better on another site.
If we like what we see, and we're sure it won't get rejected, we'll migrate it.
If we're not sure, we'll:
Why don't we just migrate it and let the target site reject it?
Sad to say that the Programmers.SE debacle ruined that for us. A high number of questions that don't belong on Programmers were migrated over there and subsequently rejected. As such it feels like a more reserved tone has been taken with migrating borderline questions.
I'll ask the TeX moderators if they want it, but if they do not, it's going to stay closed.
Migration of a question requires a consensus by four of the close votes to migrate to the same destination. If there is no such consensus, the question will be closed.
Additionally, there is a limited number of "off-topic" destination - a maximum of 5, and the "good" destination may not exist.
Some questions are simply not a good fit to any Stack Exchange and those should not be migrated (only to be closed in the destination).
The above is the community point on view - see the answer by George Stocker for the moderator point of view.