As many of you know im not a fan of Donald Trump and his attitude towards immigration but I thought in fairness we should compare all Western Countries attitudes towards immigration to see if the US policy is really so different from everyone else.
And the nominees are.....
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.
Remember when Trump first won and all the celebrity's said they were moving to Canada? There was a good reason they didn't Canada didn't want them. The trouble with Canada is it's immigration laws seem pretty squeaky clean on the surface. In terms of refugees they had a special program for the Syrian refugees but normally? Canada is willing only to be a last resort for refugees; such candidates are not eligible if they “have another durable solution for protection, such as an offer to be resettled in another country.” Even for normal people its pretty tough opportunities to “immigrate as a skilled worker,” “immigrate by starting a business and creating jobs” or “immigrate by investing in the Canadian economy.” So basically you need a great job, or need to be starting a business or just giving Canada a truckload of money.
This really comes from a law Denmark's government passed last year. Denmark's parliament has voted in favour of seizing the assets of asylum seekers to help pay for their stay while their claims are processed. The controversial law is part of a package of immigration reforms designed to make the country less appealing for migrants.
The new measures, which also delay family reunions by increasing the waiting period from one to up to three years.
Under the new measures, valuables worth more than about £1,000 will be seized by police as migrants enter the country to help cover their housing and food costs.
After considerable uproar Parliament clarified that jewellery, including wedding rings, and other sentimental possessions would not be taken.
Norway has announced strict new immigration laws and its intentions to turn back all asylum seekers from anywhere in the Schengen zone, especially Sweden, if they do not hold the correct visa. The Norwegian government has declared its new asylum policy as "one of Europe's toughest." Last April the Norwegian authorities offered a "bonus" 10,000 kroner (£1,000) to asylum seekers willing to leave the country voluntarily.
The United Kingdom
Yeah sure if you can make it in to the UK things become pretty easy but likely not for long, Britain's attitude towards refugee's and immigrants in general is changing rapidly. A rise in political party's like UKIP and the BNP have brought back nationalism in a big way. With changes to the current immigration laws set to take effect in May with more likely to follow. All this on top of the fact that Britain has voted to leave the EU which throws up a lot of
The United States
The US has always been know for having tough immigration policies but the latest is President Trump signed an executive order suspending refugee resettlement and entry into the U.S. of people from Syria, Libya, Somaila, Yemen, Sudan, Iran and Iraq on immigrant or non-immigrant visas, including apparently people holding dual citizenship with other nations.
As initially written, the order covered everyone with a visa who was from those specific countries including permanent legal residents or “green card” holders who already had permission to be in the U.S., meaning if they left and tried to come back, they would be prohibited. Homeland Security has since said it will allow those people to come back in, absent any terrorism-related reason not to do so.
But it still suspends the ability of many others — including students, non-permanent workers, professional employees, businesspeople, entertainers and athletes — to enter the U.S., or for those already here to leave and return, though they could be allowed in on a “case-by-case” basis by border officials. The only visas sure to be allowed in are those for people with diplomatic clearance.
OPEN TO ADDING MORE TO THE LIST DROP YOUR SUGGESTION AND A COUPLE REASONS.
Edited by Jolldan, 02 February 2017 - 05:09 AM.