The Importance Of International Immigration Laws

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Every country in the world has its own immigration policies and laws. Immigration laws refer to the national government policies which control the phenomenon of immigration to their country. These laws vary from country to country and depend upon prevailing political conditions in the country which sway for and against the favor of new immigrants.

Immigration laws of a country are regulated by The United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which states that all the countries allow entry to its own citizens. The international immigration laws come into action when someone applies for a passport, travels from his native country to another country or seeks to enter another country for employment or education. There are
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Economic migration due to differential wage rates is the most prominent factor. Escape from poverty in case of labor emigration is a traditional push factor. Natural disasters trigger poverty related emigration.

Employment opportunities and better education standards are important pull factors for immigration. Emigration and immigration are sometimes mandatory in certain contracts of employment. Religious missionaries, employees of international corporations, international non governmental organizations and diplomatic officers are required to work overseas. They are often referred to as "Expatriates".

Retirement migration from rich countries to low cost countries with better climatic conditions and relaxed lifestyle is a new form of international migration. Certain countries maintain strict laws which regulate the right of entry and internal rights after immigration. These rights include duration of stay and the right to participate in the government. Most countries have laws governing the process of naturalization by which immigrants may become citizens of the country. To immigrate to a country one needs to apply for a visa, the type and category
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In an effort to boost economies, many developed and wealthy countries like Canada, offer the Investor Immigration Program for experienced and affluent businessmen to invest and become permanent residents. Many of the Immigration consulting Law firms aim to help the prospective Investors through Investor Immigration services which thoroughly explain the financial eligibilities to the prospective
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