Immigration is the act of moving from one country or region to another for the purpose of settling there permanently. Immigration has been commonplace throughout human history and is driven by various political, economic, and social factors. Immigration laws have been implemented to regulate the number, type, and origin of immigrant populations and to establish the legal status of persons entering the country.
Immigration laws may also define the methods by which someone may legally enter the country. Thus, illegal immigration begins with the act of entering the country in violation of those laws. This type of activity is most commonly depicted in images of people wading across rivers, washing ashore on rafts, or climbing over border fences. Immigrants who...Read more