Assistance to Illegal Immigrants & Their Families

Since the beginning of this century, the aggravation of the foreign policy situation, the crisis of political regimes, protracted military conflicts that engulfed the countries of Asia, Africa and the Middle East (which led to the formation of huge uncontrolled migratory flows that flooded a big number of European states, as well as the United States) showed unavailability of many countries to resolve problems associated with migration, as well as the same problems associated with acceptance and adaptation of a big amount of refugees. The growing social tension, the growth of protest moods in the EU countries, the changes in the migration policy towards its toughening (Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Hungary, etc.) put the need for changes in the migration policy on the agenda. Thus, the main aim of the assignment is to discuss the destiny of illegal immigrants and the ways the governments of different countries try to regulate these issues at the state level.

To begin, it is important to note that an analysis of the literature shows that there exist different approaches for solving European and American problems in migration policy. For instance, American and European researchers, lawyers and politicians often discuss the main issue whether it is possible to manage migration flows in the most efficient way in order to optimize the benefits of the state from certain types of migration. Three main topics are important in such an approach: the role of the state in the management of migration flows, its security and the incorporation of migrants into society (Newton 47). Unfortunately, illegal immigrants and their families are often ignored by the society, while these people also need public assistance and their problems should be somehow solved and discussed (Muschek 2).

Observing the constitutionality or unconstitutionality of denying public assistance to illegal immigrants and their families, it is important to dwell on the necessity to make a thorough analysis of the causes of migration and develop some measures to regulate migration flows with the help of normative acts to counteract factors that cause undesirable migration (Roman 116). It means that society needs to pay its attention mainly on the issues of legislative counteraction to undesirable migration, and not the adaptation of migrants to society (Griswold 5). In such a way, it is possible to agree that at the present stage, the migration policy is implemented not only at the level of an individual state, but also at the world level, and there exists a close interdependence between these levels.

Discussing existing situation, it can be noted that the unconstitutional nature of some laws forced illegal immigrants to hide their presence carefully, and be afraid of asking for even urgent medical assistance and never ask for help with products or social needs. Illegal immigrants are not the main economic burden for many countries (Moloney 135). Moreover, it is necessary to recognize that the migration legislation does not fully correspond to the current and future needs of the economic, social and demographic development of many countries, the interests of employers and the society as a whole. It is aimed at attracting temporary foreign workers and does not contain measures that facilitate moving to a permanent place of residence, adaptation and integration of migrants. For this reason, illegal migrants are afraid to detect their presence, suffer from limited rights, and cannot live a full life and legitimately resolve their issues (Balgopal 85).

In conclusion, at the global level, migration policy is implemented by different international organizations, which create universal mechanisms for regulating the migration of the population. As for the essence of the state migration policy at the level of a single country, it consists of observing the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, promoting the socioeconomic development of the state and the demographic component, managing migratory processes in order to prevent those flows that are considered to be harmful for the country’s interests.

Works Cited

Balgopal, Pallassana R. Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees. New York: Columbia University Press, 2000.

Griswold, Daniel T. “Immigration and the Welfare State.” The Cato Journal, vol. 32, no. 1, 2012.

Moloney, Deirdre M. National Insecurities: Immigrants and U.S. Deportation Policy since 1882. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

Muschek, Alexander G. “The Impact of Undocumented Immigrants on the Healthcare Infrastructure of the United States.” The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies, vol. 40, no. 4, 2015.

Newton, Lina. Illegal, Alien, or Immigrant: The Politics of Immigration Reform. New York: New York University Press, 2008.

Roman, Ediberto. Those Damned Immigrants: America’s Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration. New York: New York University Press, 2013.

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