How Do Governments Affect Migration (Post 9/11 (Government immigration…
How Do Governments Affect Migration
Laws designed specifically to control immigration into that country
More common than physical barriers
US tried to prevent the immigration of Chinese people to California. Australia also ended non white immigration into their country targeting Chinese, Japanese and South Asian immigrants.
Waves of Immigration
Major Waves: In 1800, Immigrants from Northern Europe and Western Europe later 1800s the Southern and Eastern.
Limits by gov. on the number of immigrants who can enter a country a year.
In 1940- granted China equal status to European countries In 1950- granted Japan similar status.
Process to control immigration in which individuals with certain backgrounds (criminal records, poor health, or subversive activities) are barred from immigrating
Government immigration policies have incorporated security concerns affecting asylum-seekers, illegal immigrants, and legal immigrants
If an asylum seeker is from one of the 33 countries where al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups are, they are detained.
Illegal Immigrants can now be detained even if they have no known ties to terrorists organizations.
Legal Immigrants can have inspections when traveling at each check point.
Walls that control Migration
The Berlin Wall
Fences along Rio Grande
Great Wall of China