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Why Countries Have Immigration Laws

Immigration is the voluntary movement of people from one country to another, usually with the aim of permanent settlement in the adopted country. If the peoplewho are fleeing their country because of an immediate threat to their health then they are considered refugees because they seek refuge in another country. Immigration is a human form of migration.Migration is as old as the first human group. Even now people immigrate. It might be because of war or as a result of a bad government, but whatever the reason immigration will never stop as long as onecountry has a better place.
Countries have immigration laws in order to control the phenomenon of immigration- refers to the legal movement of people between one country and another- to theircountry. Particularly, countries such as United States, Canada, Spain, and others face concerns about immigration which has been considered the biggest problem in the past years. Countries worry about theimpact of the expanding number of newcomers. As a result, countries have created their own immigrations laws in order to legalize status of people who crossed their borders.
Having faced immigrationproblems, countries have created their own laws to regulate the rights of immigrants to enter the country, their treatment on entering, and special procedures. For instance, migrants wishing to travelto a particular country for a particulate purpose would need to consult government policy in order to make an application. In addition, immigration laws have been created to minimize the illegalimmigration to other countries which violates the laws and causes substantial harm to countries. For example, United States citizens agree illegal immigration hurts jobs and also helps the economy. Thereare a lot of job positions that have been taken by immigrants causing unemployment to American citizens who do not want to work in a low pay job as immigrants do; however, The United States has...
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