The Migration System With The European Union Essay

2977 Words Jan 12th, 2015 12 Pages
The migration system with the European Union is quite a simple arrangement; Treaties, Directives and Regulations are put into place for European Union (EU) citizen members. If you are not a European Union citizen then the system becomes more complex with boundaries for entry.
European law is the highest form of law within the EU, for example it will overpower British Acts of Parliament. If you are a citizen of a member state that is a member of the European Union then you will be allowed residence under Treaty Article (TFEU, Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union) 20 where your citizenship is recognised. By being a member of the European Union you are able to move freely within other member states of the EU, this is confirmed in Article 21 TFEU, where it states;
‘Every citizen of the Union shall have the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States, subject to the limitations and conditions laid down in this Treaty and by measures adopted to give it effect.’
Here it says that nothing really can stop a citizen member of the union from moving and residing in another member state. Most migration to the United Kingdom is said to come from within the EU, but also from other countries outside this. When the European Union was first established, it legislated on arrival of the first state, that the state would consider your application for support if you move freely to reside to another EU member state. The United Kingdom experiences a vast…

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