The Rights of Illegal Immigrants in Kenya: Lessons from the United States of America

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THE RIGHTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN KENYA: LESSONS FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

GODWIN KIPKIRUI LANGAT
LAW/M/0985/09/12

ABSTRACT
Many perspectives have been offered in the academic literature to explain the phenomenon of illegal immigration across the world. Unfortunately, most studies fail to adequately account for the rights of immigrants and how they are being violated.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

CHAPTER ONE
1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of Study
The purpose of this research is to show all the rights of illegal immigrants and the extent to which they are violated and/or respected in Kenya’s legal system by use of vital lessons from the American legal system. Respecting their rights is important because it shows that we are respecting the rule of law. It is important to note that all people are equal and therefore they should be treated equally without discrimination. People should also be allowed the freedom of movement and also that it should be ensured that the same freedom of movement should be regulated so that it ensures that one single country or state do not suffer the outcomes of immigration. Migration is a fact of life whereby people move to new countries to improve themselves economically and maybe to pursue their educations. Others leave to escape armed conflicts or other violations of human rights.
Several statutory laws in Kenya provide means by which certain aliens/illegal immigrants can become naturalized citizens. Immigration law determines who may enter, how long they may stay and when they must leave.
An illegal immigrant/alien is any individual or a foreigner who has entered or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country's authorization. Illegal immigration may occur due to several reasons, for example; incase where visa holders were not able to renew their documents (“obtained a Visa but stayed beyond the allotted…...

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