Effect of Social Integrated Approach on Management of Immigration in East Africa Community: a Case of One Stop Border Post Projects at Namanga and Malaba
The main aim of the study was to investigate the effect of social integrated approach on immigration management in East Africa Community as evidenced by one stop border post projects at Namanga and Malaba in Kenya. The specific objectives were to investigate the impact of integrated procedures on immigration management in Kenya and E.A region, to examine how the rights of residence has affected alien management in Kenya, to establish how free movement of persons has impacted on immigration entry and exit procedures in Kenya, and to show how free movement of services and labor influences the issuance of work permits by Kenya. The study used a descriptive research design.The target population was the staff of the agencies and departments found in Namanga and Malaba border points. These included Immigration Department, KRA, Border Police, and CID which made a target population of 190. From the population of 190, a sample of 50% was drawn proportionately to represent the four categories (clusters) of staff. Quantitative data was collected using questionnaires that were distributed to the target population. Mugenda and Mugenda (2008) note that questionnaires give a detailed answer to complex problems. The questionnaires were directed utilizing drop and pick technique. The subjective information was gotten utilizing a key witness guide.The information gathered was investigated utilizing engaging insights. After the information accumulation, the scientist pre-handled the information to kill undesirable and unusable information which could have been conflicting or uncertain, build up a coding plan by making codes and scales from the reactions which will be compressed and analyzed. The study found that there were integrated policies on the immigration department at Namanga and Malaba border. The study also established that the department had any formal policies regarding coordination with other Agencies. The study concluded that the country agrees with free movement of services. Finally the study concluded that free movement of services and labor have allowed workers to apply for and acknowledge work offers, move uninhibitedly inside the region, remain in the region for the motivations behind the business in line with national laws of the host country. The study recommended that EAC countries should advocate for opening of more border ports, increased budget for border operations and equipment and establishment of border patrol unit and strengthening of institutional coordination.
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