Migration policies

The number of migrants a country receives is influenced by the country's migration policy. Countries such as the UK operate a points-based system. People are awarded points depending on their skills, previous income, and age. This system gives some people visas to allow them entry into the UK for work - especially where there is a shortage of labour in that sector.

Migration laws are complex, and change in different countries, even within the EU.

People queueing outside the UK Border Agency
People queueing outside the UK Border Agency
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