Debates

Migration

Debate ID: 
89
Bibliography: 
<p><a href="http://www.amnesty.org/en/ratify-migrant-workers-convention">Amnesty International. &quot;Respect migrants&#39; rights: ratify the migrant workers&#39; convention.&quot; Accessed June 30, 2011. </a><br /> <a href="http://www.notre-europe.eu/uploads/tx_publication/Policypaper24-en-droitdesmigrants.pdf"> Barrel, Marie. &quot;The United Nations Convention on Migrant&#39;s rights, a Luxury for the European Union?&quot; Notre Europe. December 2006.</a><br /> .<a href="http://www.cairco.org/econ/econ.html"> Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform. &quot;Economic costs of legal and illegal immigration.&quot; Accessed June 30, 2011.</a><br /> .<a href="http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=141601">Daily Star. &quot;Invisible people, irregular migrants.&quot; June 7, 2010.</a><br /> <a href="http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=86583">Daily Star. &quot;Ratify U.N. convention on migrant workers&#39; rights.&quot; May 3, 2009. </a><br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/27/weekinreview/27deparle.html"> Deparle, Jason. &quot;Global Migration: A World Ever More on the Move,&quot; New York Times. June 26, 2010. </a><br /> .<a href="http://www.cfr.org/middle-east/new-arab-revolt/p24876?co=C033001">Fein, Bruce. &quot;Debate: A &#39;Path to Citizenship&#39; for Current Illegal Immigrants?&quot; Council on Foreign Relations. April 6, 2007. Accessed June 29, 2011. </a><br /> <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/05/the_global_immigration_problem.html">Hanson, Victor Davis. &quot;The Global Immigration Problem.&quot; Real Clear Politics. May 31, 2007. </a><br /> . <a href="http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2003/04/10/saudi-arabiagcc-states-ratify-migrant-rights-treaty">Human Rights Watch. &quot;Saudi Arabia/GCC States: Ratify Migrant Rights Treaty.&quot; April 10th, 2003. </a><br /> <a href="http://www.fidh.org/Europe-it-s-time-to-ratify-the-Migrant-Workers">International Federation for Human Rights. &quot;Europe, It&#39;s Time to Ratify the Migrant Workers Convention.&quot; June 21, 2010. Accessed June 27 </a><br /> <a href="http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=141601">Khan, Irene. &quot;Invisible people, irregular migrants.&quot; The Daily Star. June 7th, 2010. </a><br /> <a href="http://www.migrant-rights.org/2010/10/01/fact-checking-the-israeli-governments-incitement-against-migrants-and-refugees/">Migrant Rights. &quot;Fact-checking the Israeli government&#39;s incitement against migrants and refugees.&quot; October 1st, 2010. </a><br /> <a href="http://www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=425"> Naik, Asmita. &quot;The Right to Family.&quot; Human Rights Education Associates.&quot; Accessed June 30, 2011.</a><br /> <a href="http://www.zuzeeko.com/2010/05/finland-and-un-convention-on-migrant.html">On the Road to Success, &quot;Finland and the U.N. Convention on Migrant Workers Rights: What would ratification mean?&quot; May 8, 2010. Accessed October 13, 2010. </a><br /> . <a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/46e8fc58-cb24-11df-95c0-00144feab49a.html">Pignal, Stanley. &quot;EU faces threat to migration principle.&quot; Financial Times. September 28 2010. </a><br /> . <a href="http://blog.immigration-america.com/archives/131"> Sethna, Farhad. &quot;Immigrants Don&#39;t Take Away U.S. Jobs!&quot; Immigration Law Blog. July 9, 2009. Accessed June 30, 2011.</a><br /> <a href="http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cmw.htm">U.N. High Commission for Human Rights. Resolution 45/158 (1990) [International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families]. December 18, 1990. </a></p>
Further Reading: 
<p>Proposition:<br /> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.2008.december18.net/web/general/paper53EurFamilyReunification.pdf">Apap, Joana and Nicholas Sitaropoulos. &quot;The right to family unity and reunification of third country migrants in host states: Aspects of international and European law.&quot; December 18 organization. June 2001. </a></li> . <li> <a href="http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article42902.ece"> Al-Dakheel, Turki. &quot;Torturing housemaids.&quot; Arab News. April 13th, 2010.</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.gcim.org/attachements/GCIM%20Report%20Chapter%20Six.pdf"> Global Commission on International Migration. &quot;Creating Coherence: The Governance of International Migration.&quot;</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.lexpress.mu/story/16167-migrant-workers-and-their-place-in-our-society.html">Subron, Ashok. &quot;Migrant workers and their place in our society.&quot; LexPress. October 1, 2010. </a></li> . <li> <a href="http://www.turkishweekly.net/print.asp?type=2&amp;id=141"> Sengul, Zeynep. &quot;The Issue of Family Reunification and the Symbiotic Relationship between Secondary Law and the Jurisprudence of the Courts: Specific Case Analyses of.&quot; Turkish Weekly. July 24, 2006.</a></li> <li> <a href="http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001525/152537e.pdf">UNESCO. &quot;The Migrant Workers Convention in Europe: Obstacles to Ratification.&quot; 2007. </a></li> </ul> <br /> <br /> <p>Opposition:<br /> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://www.cis.org/node/54"> Camarota, Steven A. &quot;The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget.&quot; Center for Immigration Studies. August 2004.</a></li> <li> <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/personal-view/3641612/Counting-the-cost-of-immigration.html">Johnston, Philip. &quot;Counting the cost of immigration. The Telegraph. July 30, 2007. </a></li> . <li> <a href="http://repository.forcedmigration.org/show_metadata.jsp?pid=fmo:5063">Staver, Anne. &quot;Family reunification: a right for forced migrants?&quot; Refugee Studies Centre. November 8, 2009. </a></li> </ul>

Migration has greatly increased in recent years, bringing into question whether current legislation provides sufficient protections for migrants’ well-being, and at what cost. As some countries become overcrowded with migrants , and others lose people who emigrate away, different states have very different interests in the migration debate, making it a difficult issue for the “nations of the world” to address.  Countries that receive more immigrants than emigrants are referred to as net receiving countries, whereas, countries migrants sending more immigrants than the number they receiveare called net source countries. In 1990 The United Nations signed The U.N. Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families 1 which entered into force in 2003.  The Convention represents a comprehensive international treaty regarding the protection of migrant workers’ rights. Many nations have signed this convention, but all of them are source countries.(so…..you need to indicate here why this is an important issue!) No Western migrant-receiving State has ratified the Convention, even though the majority of migrants live in Europe and North America. The number of migrants in Europe grew by 41% over the past two decades, and by 80% in America,2so these nations are key to deciding the level of economic and social protection migrants will receive.

 

1. U.N. High Commission for Human Rights. Resolution 45/158 (1990) [International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families]. December 18, 1990. 

2. Deparle, Jason. "Global Migration: A World Ever More on the Move," New York Times. June 26, 2010.

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