Essays on Illegal Immigration in Australia Literature review

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The paper "Illegal Immigration in Australia" is an outstanding example of a micro and macroeconomic literature review.   The methodology that has been chosen for conducting this empirical research is reviewing the literature. The study of literature includes a detailed review of relevant books, peer-reviewed articles, research papers and statistical reports for collecting evidence for our empirical research. All the literature that has been reviewed was published in English. The search of the literature has been carried out on various web databases. Moreover, the search of the literature was based on three distinct but related criteria.

The first criterion is based on the search of literature related to illegal immigration in Australia in which both by sea and by air illegal immigration have been covered. The second criterion is about to study the relationship between the income gap and illegal immigration in which the GDP of developed and GDP of third world countries will be covered. The second criterion helps in understanding why the people of third world countries prefer developed countries because of the income gap. Furthermore, the last and the third criterion that has been chosen for studying the literature is related to GDP of Australia and its lucrative factors that are responsible for attracting many illegal immigrants.

Thus, these three criteria will cover all the important components of our research topic which is “ illegal immigration in the country like Australia is caused by the income gap between the third world countries and developed countries” . Illegal immigration in Australia Australia is the country which is a very attractive country for illegal migrants because it's one of the developments and successful country in the world.

Australia is also called as the country of refugees and migrants. Illegal immigration is booming day by day and it has become of the biggest social problem in Australia. It even had a policy of handing over the visas to hundreds of refugees every year, but now when the government of Australia restricted its visa policy and stop issuing the visas to the migrants then the illegal immigration has become the biggest problem. According to the Canberra authorities more than 6000 illegal immigrants every year landed on the northern and northwestern shores of the country (Hiscock, 2001).


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