• Research/Scholar Paper name – Contemporary Issues in Migration Law
  • Author: Shabnam Kausher
  • Institution: (Advocate) B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M., High Court Advocate Jabalpur (M.P.)
  • Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Date of Publication: 18/05/2022


Emigration is one of the most challenging and critical components of today’s cultures and economies. Migration is typically depicted in frightening and dramatic terms as an unmanageable massive inflow harming values and ideals, character, and culture. In an era when globalisation has destabilised the economic, intellectual, political, and legal foundations of nation-states, migrants have arisen as the supreme target for a national current failures. In all settings of mobility to high-income countries, migration flows are common. Immigration policies have little effect on the volume or trends of migration. Immigration restrictions at the source also have an influence on the outcomes.

This study brings together the opinions of researchers from various countries and orientations who are related to a modern academic movement to give fresh clues to understanding how contemporary rules are produced as well as novel strategies to act for a fairer society. This paper combines conclusions from new global data on the effectiveness of migration policy. It investigates the complicated relationships between immigration regulations and migration trends in order to distinguish policy influences from underlying migration drivers. The fact that the demographic shift has continued or increased under regulatory limits does not imply that efforts have been ineffective, much alone failed. One may argue that if there had been no restrictions on immigration, migration would have been far higher. Reduced migration, on the other hand, is not proof that policy constraints are effective because it might be the result of an economic slump in destination countries or the end of a conflict in origin countries.

Contemporary Issues in Migration Law

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