United States Treaties And Special Legislation Relating To Chinese Immigration, 1844-1943.
Among the essential and permanent rights inherent in the sovereignty of nations is that of self-preservation. It is an established rule of international law that sovereign nations have the power as essential to self-[reservation, to forbid the entrance of foreigners within their boundaries, or to grant them admission only upon such conditions as the sovereign nation may stipulate. The control of migration, however, creates problem which involve conflicts of interests, both national and international. Upon basis of the principle of sovereignty, immigration countries have tended to consider their immigration policy strictly from the domestic point of view. The difficulties of carrying their policy into effect, however. ""have steadily pushed the problem into the field of international relations and of foreign policy.
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