Immigration in the European Community ( EC ) Argumentative Essay by The Research Group

Immigration in the European Community ( EC )
Argues that countries across the EC have been becoming increasingly stringent in their immigration policies, yet need for people to migrate due to economic pressure is increasing. One of the few doors left open was to claim asylum.
# 20791 | 675 words | 4 sources | 1994 | US

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"The institution of a common immigration policy is high on the list of stated goals for the European Community (EC). However, an implicit policy for asylum already seems to be in place. The drop in asylum applications for countries of the EC indicates that Europe is bound and determined to keep poor foreigners out in any way possible (The Economist, July 30, 1994). A big source of immigrant traffic has historically come from economic migrants; however, over the last five to six years, immigration controls have been tightening across many EC countries, which has made such migration increasingly difficult. One of the last routes open to economic migrants had been to seek entry by claiming they were in need of political asylum. The extent of false asylum claims, however, may be leading EC country.."

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