Reassessment of International Instruments in the Field of Migration

The desire to change places is one of the main features of the person. More than half a century ago with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, freedom of movement obtained the international recognition. Since 1990s, many governments have begun to recognize the disparity of increasingly complex nature of current migration flows with traditional institutional and legal systems of handling immigration, according to which each category of migrants received its clear and unambiguous definition. This concern has led to a reassessment of international instruments in the field of migration.
Phenomenon of immigration
Orderly international migration can have a positive impact on the countries of origin and host countries. Migration can also facilitate the transfer of skills and cultural enrichment. The vast majority of migrants is making a significant contribution to the development of their host countries. At the same time, in many countries of origin, international migration entails the loss of human resources, and in the host countries, it can lead to economic hardship and social and political tensions (Dowling, Xavier Inda, 2013).
Concern with the expansion of discrimination against migrants, misuse and maltreatment reported by the governments of countries, which migrants left, as well as non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights, led to the appointment by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants in 1997.
The governments of the European Union (EU) and the U.S. increasingly call for tighter immigration laws to deal with the growing number of illegal immigrants. Migration intensity, following in the direction from south to north, is foll...

... middle of paper ... package and the same processes could also be seen in the U.S since offshoring would alleviate having the government spending millions upon millions trying to help immigrants fit into a new society that already feels like, “there is no more room.” My feelings lead me to believe that as long as the legalization quotas are not being managed, there will always be illegalized immigration will continue to have an adverse effect of some kind in our world.

Works Cited

Bischoff, Christine. (2010). Images of Illegalized Immigration. Towards a Critical Iconology of Politics. Bielefeld.
Dowling, Julie A., and Jonathan Xavier Inda, eds. (2013). Governing Immigration Through Crime: A Reader. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
Griswold, Daniel T. (2002). Willing Workers: Fixing the Problem of Illegal Mexican Migration to the United States, Trade Policy Analysis no. 19.

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