Legal Immigration in the European Union

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Now, more than ever, the issue of immigration has had to be evaluated and legislated. The global economy lends itself to the movement of workers. Workers from economically depressed areas attempt to move from their poverty stricken countries to countries where work is almost assured and is plentiful…

Introduction

The European Union has put into place immigration laws that have been approved by member states. With the constant threat of global terrorism member states are constantly on the lookout for possible terrorists that use the immigration laws to their advantage thus putting the population of the member states at risk. This paper explores the legal immigration legislation that the European Union has put into place.
1. Legal immigration as it appears in the European Legislation. The European Union has put into place legislation that attempts to regulate immigration and migration of workers. The economics and demographics of the European Union dictate managed migration. Obviously, the European Union does not want to encourage migration to areas within the Union that are currently economically depressed. It is in the best interest of member states to have immigration and migration managed to provide workers where there is a need for them. Still, with legislation in place, the Union has a problem with illegal migration, smugglers, and traffickers. The migrants seek work while the smugglers and traffickers make money off of the migrants.
A. Persons from third countries are permitted entry into the European Union legally under many circumstances. ...
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