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What does 'regaining control of our borders' in Brexit campaigns actually mean for non-EU immigrants to the UK?

What does 'regaining control of our borders' in Brexit campaigns actually mean for non-EU immigrants to the UK? Does it have any bearing at all on this group of people?
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When did the US first start classifying people as Illegal Immigrants?

The first European settlers were arriving in a land without government as we understand it today, and the earlier settlers (e.g. American Indians from Asia) didn't grant them citizenship. There was a ...
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How do people prove that they belong to an ethnicity?

It seems like the EU and Turkey is about to agree about how to meet the refugee influx to Europe. However, the EU guarantees individual treatment of each application from the refugees seeking asylum ...
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What is the European Union's policy on migration?

In the past few years, the number of people entering Europe illegally has increased significantly. Does the EU have a common policy on migration? Or does each country do as it wishes? Has the EU ...
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What is the goal of the Hungarian fence? To deter the refugees? Reduce the rate?

I'm talking about the Hungarian border barrier that has recently been built on the Hungary-Serbian borders. What is the official reason announced by the Hungarian government? Is the goal of this ...
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Why don't Syrian refugees claim asylum at the Turkish-Greek border?

As far as I know (from here) the standard way for Syrian refugees to enter Greece from Turkey has been to cross the sea covertly by boat to reach one of the Greek islands that are not far from the ...
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Are there any countries where non-citizen can become president?

In many countries only citizens can run for president. In the USA in particular there has been some indications of introducing changes to the rules such that naturalized citizens can run for ...
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UK migration: why the focus on EU only, not global?

One of the key issues in the General Election last year, and Brexit now, is around immigration to the UK. All of the focus that I hear in the media is only about migration from inside the EU, and I ...
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Ted Cruz's “natural-born” citizenship qualification for the Presidential run

There's a commotion about Ted Cruz getting sued (1) per Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution (2) on the basis of that being exactly what disqualifies his eligibility to run for President of the ...
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How is Germany going to integrate the refugees?

When the arriving numbers of refugees increased, Merkel repeatedly said 'We can do it' to critics and supporters of her asylum policy. She also mentioned this in her New Years Eve Speech. I don't want ...
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What language in the Constitution makes banning an ethnic group from entering the U.S unconstitutional? [duplicate]

As most people know Donald Trump proposed a temporary banned on Muslim travelers to the U.S. Question I have is what makes this policy legal or illegal.
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Has the question of reducing immigration to the United States altogether been raised lately?

Trump's loud and calculated rhetoric aside, is there any scientific data on how many people can reside in the United States without straining its resources past the manageable limit? The reason I ask ...
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How are Donald Trump's recent comments about Muslim immigrants unconstitutional?

A recent campaign press release from Donald Trump, the leading contender to become the Republican party’s nominee for US presidential candidate, recently called to ban Muslims from entering the United ...
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What factors resulted in victory of National front in French regional elections?

The Far-right party of Le Pen named National Front or FN has just won a sweeping victory in regional elections of France, which were the first elections after the deadly attacks on Paris. Other than ...
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Has any country had a non-trivial refugee intake without any controversy?

Has any country not had controversy about accepting refugees? Criteria that I'm looking for: The immigrants are refugees, which I'll define broadly: fleeing persecution, conflict or poor economic ...
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Why reduce influx of working immigrants?

From BBC News, Net migration to UK hits record 336,000: The government aims to get net migration down to five figures by 2020. Why does the UK government have this aim? What are the benefits to a ...
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What are the Cons of USA having a national ID system?

I'm looking for a concise list of cons against promoting a National ID, and the implications that may have. One of the more compelling arguments I've seen is that a "National ID" blurs the lines ...
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What happens to refugees when conflict/persecution ends?

When an asylum seeker is admitted in a country as refugee because of war/persecution at home, once war ends and/or the end of persecution is verified, there are three main possibilities: The refugee ...
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What are the rights of refugees who come to the US?

There are many (unfounded?) concerns about Syrian refugees who come to the US. I'm not sure what other rights apply to refugees: employment anti-discrimination laws social security due process, ...
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Is the ideology of middle eastern immigrants incompatible with western civilization? [closed]

With all the mass immigration happening in europe, the recent paris attacks, and videos such as this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKp6GV69MT4), I've been getting increasingly unsettled. I've heard ...
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Why does UK not have a scheme for researchers from third countries?

If UK and Ireland are both members of the EU, why does UK not have a scheme for researchers from third countries (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV:i23023), while Ireland does ...
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Why did Denmark stop refugees transiting from Germany to Sweden?

At one point (2015-09-09), there were no trains running between Germany and Denmark. Denmark announced it would return any migrants/refugees who do not wish to seek asylum in Denmark, back to Germany ...
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How come so many asylum seekers have managed to enter Hungary?

Hungary made it clear that it doesn't want refugees. Did Hungary let them in, or did they cross the border outside of border crossings? Hungary is a Schengen country with an external EU border, so I ...
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Why is Hungary blocking refugees leaving?

Hungary does not want Syrian refugees, as has been made clear by their PM. Germany had already said that it would house them, even though they were trying to get other countries to take in more. The ...
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How is it that Ted Cruz can run for the U.S. presidency seeing as he was born in Calgary?

Is renouncing his Canadian citizenship the only step he needed to take in order to be a viable candidate for the U.S. presidency?
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Is cultural assimilation a violation of human rights for immigrants? [closed]

For immigrants, is it a violation of human rights to use cultural assimilation policies ?
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Does a legal immigrant have a standing to sue federal government over immigration policy that favors illegal immigrants?

Presumably, being a legal immigrant imposes significant material costs on said immigrant. Does that mean that a legal immigrant has standing to challenge various "amnesty" type actions by federal ...
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Why doesn't the USA try to impose changes in Mexico to stop illegal immigration? [closed]

Building a wall doesn't seem very intelligent in my opinion. There will be illegal immigrants as long as poor Mexicans have less opportunities in Mexico. And I'm pretty sure Americans know that. So ...
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If a country leaves the European Union, would also leave the European Economic Area?

In the event of some member country supporting leaving the EU, would that mean that the country would stop participating in the EEA? Other countries participate in it, despite not being EU members. e....
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How to distribute asylum applicants more evenly in Europe?

Sweden has 8.4 asylum applicants per 1000 residents whereas Hungary, the second ranking European country, has only ~4. Most other European countries have 0-2 asylum applicants per 1000 residents (...
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Migrant from Africa to Europe by sea from North Africa

What policy could the European Union adopt to save the large numbers of migrants dying trying to gain access to the EU from northern Africa by sea, without opening the door to a flood on new migrant?
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Why is there few immigration in former communist countries

In occidental Europe there is a lot of immigration from third world countries (Africa, Asia, South America), because people who can manage it are fleeing poverty and hope for a better life. I can ...
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When immigrating to Germany, does the German government check the immigrant's criminal record?

Some countries have such checks. Does Germany also check the criminal records of immigrants?
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Was illegal immigration non-enforcement ever challenged under “equal protection” theory? Did it affect illegal immigration related legislation?

Illegal immigration is either a misdemeanor or a felony in USA (depends on specifics of what an individual did). Under ordinary circumstances, if a resident would commit a felony or even a misdemeanor ...
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Visa application lottery, best odds by country of origin?

The US application instruction manual explains that the State Department sets different limits on the number of people who will be granted visas, to different world regions (not countries). I am a ...
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Which Arab countries grant immigration to non-Arabs?

I would like to know which Arab countries in the Middle East and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) grant immigration (residency and/or political rights) to non-Arabs. What are the policies and ...
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Why does the U.S grant visas via lottery?

It is reasonable to grant a visa for education or investment but granting it by chance seems odd. I'm not sure if any other country does the same but there should be reason(s) for this (except giving ...
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Is “Illegal immigrant” a legal term and will the AP's decision not to use it have a major effect?

The Associated Press decided to recommend against the use of the phrase "illegal immigrant". What is the legal term for someone who crosses a border and resides in a country that they are not ...
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What does European Union “freedom of movement” mean, and how much can individual countries restrict intra-EU immigration?

In recent years, France has embarked on a controversial program of expelling Roma people. The controversy is partly about the allegation that France expels people based on ethnic rather than legal ...
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Do any diversity immigrant visas exist outside the USA?

In the United States, diversity immigrant visas, also known as the Green Card Lottery or DV Lottery, are visas awarded on a lottery program, primarily to countries with low immigration rates to the US....

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