Immigrant workers refer to those who move from their home countries to other countries in search of labor. It is evident that many countries have continued violating the rights of these immigrants. The following is a report on possible ways of protecting the rights of these workers. It is also a recommendation of policies that the government can use to protect the rights of immigrant workers.
The origin government should establish a link with the host country, which monitors how the host government treats its citizens. Another feasible way of protecting the rights of these workers is through the provision of accurate and reliable information. Many immigrant workers make their decision based on false decisions about opportunities outside their countries.
They end up in the hands of smugglers and other crude agencies that mistreat them. Therefore, the government has the responsibility of providing relevant information to ensure that they make informed decisions before moving.
Immigration and citizenship policies
Immigration policies are plans that regulate the movement of people across geographical borders. In most cases, the policies deal with those who move in search of employment. One of the best policies is the introduction of global/transnational citizenship. This citizenship comes with rights that help in protecting the rights of immigrants.
This is possible because national citizenship does not mandate law enforcement agencies to take action on violators of the rights of immigrants. For instance, the United Nations Conventions on human rights have no meaning if the local government does not recognize them. Transnational citizenship develops a uniform approach to rights of immigrants. However, national citizenship is important because it creates a sense of belonging among the holders.
Another feasible immigration policy is the bilateral agreements signed between the origin and destination countries. These agreements come along with the rights of immigrants as well as procedures and remedies for violation of these rights. The origin government can use this panel to negotiate for improved rights of the workers. The two governments can also appoint a monitoring committee that evaluates the performance of the agreement.
Immigration comes with different cultures and beliefs. Some of these beliefs cannot be applied outside the origin country. The government must come up with different regulation on how to monitor the immigrants. It should be able to identify the countries that are capable of producing skilled workers. The compatibility of cultures between different countries helps in protecting the rights of citizens and noncitizens.
The government should also establish a taskforce that regulates the employment of immigrant workers. This taskforce should have the mandate of taking legal action against the violators of immigrant workers’ rights. Employers exploit the rights of immigrants because there are no policies that regulate their behavior. This policy will ensure that employers do not take advantage of desperate immigrants looking for job opportunities.
From the above discussion, it is clear that protecting the rights of immigrants begins at the national level. It is difficult for countries to incorporate international laws in their national laws. For example, the United Nations has different regulations regarding citizenship and rights of immigrants.
However, different countries use their own regulation and disregard the United Nations laws. Non-member countries will ignore the United Nation’s regulation and laws. Therefore, action on protection of the rights of immigrant workers should begin at the national level. So much can be done to improve protection of rights of immigrants by applying the ways that the report has discussed.