Immigration policy criteria: a comparative study between the UK and Canada

Al-Faris, K and Barton, A (2014) 'Immigration policy criteria: a comparative study between the UK and Canada.' Social & Public Policy Review, 9 (1). pp. 45-57. ISSN 1752-704X

Abstract

Immigration is a part of many countries' history and one of the most important issues in the world. However, many political and public concerns about the numbers of immigrants have been raised particularly by the start of the 20th century. This study aims to explore the criteria that influence the Immigration Policy (IP), and investigates the nature of British and Canadian IP and compare the situation of diverse immigrants groups with different policies and circumstances in both countries to discover what is has used as an excuse to decrease the IP and promoted negative public opinion against immigrants. Therefore, theoretical literature, official statistics’ and some immigration national surveys have been utilised. The research conclusion indicates that the political factor mainly and public sentiments are affecting negatively the British IP, while Canadian IP has responded well to the economic needs, what has impacted positively public attitude, in spite of the political influence is still clear to such extent.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: immigration, political, economic, public attitude, health and security
Divisions: School of Sciences
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 18:08
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 09:42
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