posted on May, 5 2010 @ 01:41 PM
I do not understand why this county is split on the immigration issue. What is the problem with getting legal entrance into the USA? Do it right or
don't do it! We are far to lenient when it comes to immigration. Take a look at some immigration laws from around the planet. I am not saying we
should immulate their approach but maybe ours are not so bad.
What the law does: the Italian government has instituted various measures aimed at curbing immigration. One of the harshest, passed by parliament in
2009, penalizes illegal immigrants with a fine of €5,000-10,000 and allows immigration officials to detain them for up to 6 months.
THE "BLACK SHEEP" LAW
What the law does: Switzerland's uneasy relationship with its Muslim immigrant population became very public in recent years The referendum that
resulted in a ban on mosque minarets in 2009. The law would allow the Swiss government to immediately deport all convicted criminals from other
countries and -- depending on which specific provisions of the bill pass -- potentially their family members.
What the law does: Despite its anything-goes image, Australia has a surprisingly draconian immigration policy. And none of the country's various
immigration laws is more controversial than the Migration Reform Act of 1992 and its subsequent amendments, which collectively require the authorities
to detain all non-citizens who are discovered in Australia without a valid visa. Between 1999 and 2003, the law was used to detain more than 2,000
child refugees from Southeast Asia and the Middle East who were seeking asylum in Australia.
THE "NIKKEI" LAW
What the law does: The most infamous of Tokyo's new anti-immigration policies is the "Nikkei" Law. Passed in spring 2009, the law allows the
Japanese government to pay $3,000 to each unemployed Latin American immigrant of Japanese descent (known as Nikkei in Japanese) and $2,000 to each of
that unemployed worker's family members to return to their country of origin. The catch? These workers and their family members would be prohibited
from ever returning to work in Japan. An estimated 366,000 Brazilians and Peruvians lived in Japan at the time.
United Arab Emirates
What the law does: One of the toughest provisions in Emirati immigration law is the prohibition of foreigners from engaging in any sort of labor
union-like activity. As a result, living conditions are often harsh, including 80-hour work weeks, back-breaking manual labor, and below-minimum-wage
pay. It's not atypical for immigrants to live in pre-fabricated huts, 12 men to a room, forced to wash themselves in filthy brown water and cook in
kitchens next to overflowing toilets."
More than 70,000 Afghans who were in Iran illegally have been deported during the past month, according to the UN, and President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad’s government plans to deport one million more by March.
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