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Finnish Anti-Immigration Party sending shockwaves across Europe | London Patriot

Finnish Anti-Immigration Party sending shockwaves across Europe | London Patriot | Immigration restrictions | Scoop.it

A while ago we reported on the development of True Finns, an anti-immigration party. It is now one of the most popular party' in Finland. Apparently MSM in Finland are becoming very alarmed at its rise, Finnish voters are waking up to the changes that has been taking place in Finland. They do not want their country turned into a Third World ghetto. (RT @DarrenDenton: Finnish Anti-Immigration Party sending shockwaves across Europe | London Patriot: http://bit.ly/gs4Q3m via @addthis)

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Immigration: Death between Africa and Europe | North Africa

Immigration: Death between Africa and Europe | North Africa | Immigration restrictions | Scoop.it

This article, citing the recent sinking of a ship containing 500 migrants en route from Africa to Europe, highlights the problems of controlling both legal and illegal immigration into Europe via Africa.  Although the EU has no jurisdiction in Africa, it is pressuring North African governments (from the Maghreb, Libya, and Egypt) to stop the flow of migrants from their shores.  But political turmoil in many of those countries (e.g., Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt), including most-recently Syria, have made controlling such migrations difficult.

 

Although the story specifically highlights the term “immigration,” it has relevance to other geographically-relevant concepts such as “migration,” “emigration,” “international migration,” “forced migration,” and "refugees."  According to the literature most migrations (a change in residence intended to be permanent) are voluntary in nature.  However, according to the story, most African migrants immediately apply for asylum once in Europe.  This fact contradicts the general trend.

 

Historically, what have been the levels of African-based immigration into Europe?  How do these numbers compare to other parts of the world (i.e., what proportion of European-based immigration comes from Africa versus other parts of the world)?  What proportion of this immigration has been voluntarily based vs. forced? 


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Europe moves to end passport-free travel in migrant row

Europe moves to end passport-free travel in migrant row | Immigration restrictions | Scoop.it
European interior ministers agree to 'radical revision' of Schengen amid fears of a flood of migrants from north Africa...

 

The Schengen Treaty is one of the most important aspects that facilitate the free flow of People goods and capital in Europe.  With increasing cultural anxiety connected to immigration during economic rough times, will this signal a reversal of Europe's trend towards increasing regional integration? 


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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:32 PM

European nations moved to reverse decades of unfettered travel across the continent when a majority of EU governments agreed the need to reinstate national passport controls amid fears of a flood of immigrants fleeing the upheaval in North Africa. In a serious blow to one of the cornerstones of a united, integrated Europe, EU interior ministers embarked on a radical revision of the passport-free travel regime known as the Schengen system to allow the 26 participating governments to restore border controls. They also agreed to combat immigration by pressing for "readmission accords" with countries in the Middle East and north Africa to send refugees back to where they came from. The policy shift was pushed by France and Italy, who have been feuding and panicking in recent weeks over a small influx of refugees from Tunisia. But 15 of the 22 EU states which had signed up to Schengen supported the move, with only four resisting, according to officials and diplomats present.

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EU still torn on immigration | Europe | DW.DE | 14.10.2013

EU still torn on immigration | Europe | DW.DE | 14.10.2013 | Immigration restrictions | Scoop.it
Europe is a ‘continent of immigration’, which needs to open legal immigration channels, says Martin Schulz. He calls for a fairer distribution of refugees within the EU. Neither is likely to happen soon, experts say.
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How do illegal immigrants get into the European Union? - CNN

How do illegal immigrants get into the European Union? - CNN | Immigration restrictions | Scoop.it
How do illegal immigrants get into the European Union?
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(CNN) -- The death of more than 300 African migrants in a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa in early October has shone a spotlight on illegal immigration to Europe.
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Switzerland to restrict immigration despite EU anger

Switzerland to restrict immigration despite EU anger | Immigration restrictions | Scoop.it

Switzerland will restrict immigration from European countries in an effort to limit the flow of migrants to the wealthy country, which is not a European Union member. The decision has prompted harsh criticism from the EU's foreign policy chief.

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