Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

Contemporary Challenges of State Security: Illegal Migration as Possible Terrorist Threat

Author(s): Irina E Nikitina, Elena V Chesnokova

The article discloses issues about contemporary migration policy of the European states and its influence that is exerted on social and economic situation in the society. At present, many European countries are threatened of the terrorist attacks. The current situation convincingly confirms the need to unite the efforts of states in countering the challenges of an extremist nature and immediate threats. The problems of uncontrolled migration are considered as one of the most important aspects of national security, because they represent a potential terrorist threat. The need to counter terrorism is realized not only by individual states, but also by the international community as a whole. The problem of illegal migration also belongs to the reasons that influence the criminalization of society, as it leads to an increase in social tension in the society, xenophobia and hatred on ethnic and ethnic grounds, deterioration of the criminal situation and increased corruption.