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Region: Geopolity

Infiny wrote:Ever since Infiny's economic boost between the 1970s and early 2000s, migrants have considered Infiny an attractive place. Aside from the wealth and the proximity for many of the less fortunate in the world, Infiny has long embraced migrants, citing ideas that migration is not only a right but that it also contributes to the Infinian culture and economy. With a population density little over 72 people per square kilometer, populist cries that Infiny is getting full are barely legitimate. People in nations like Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi and the Congo head to Infiny to find a better life for themselves and their loved ones. Infiny's historical canon claims that it has conquered much of Africa, but in reality, much of Africa has conquered Infiny. Truly, borders and migration are a funny thing indeed.

Recent weeks have seen an increase in migration across the Ruvuma river, which marks most of the border between Tanzania and Mozambique. The cause of this increase is vague; no specific disasters in Mozambique have been reported, yet the numbers are being estimated to be around 11.000 migrants last month. The governors of Zapano and Jezior, the two states largely responsible for processing migration, have called for federal help in documenting these migrants and giving them proper assistance towards their life in the Imperial Federation. The Sobiraniya in Mogadishu now has to decide how to handle the refugees.

Mogadishu, Council of Representatives. July 2nd. 1.04 PM.

Speaker Karosas: ORDER! ORDER! THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE IMPERIAL STATE OF MIZIMA, MS. NAKAYA AME.

Representative Ame, MZ (USP): Mr. Speaker. Representatives of the Infinian States. I find it utterly disturbing that the gentlemen from Jezior suggests temporarily halting entry for migrants to give the administration time to establish proper facilities. It is not the migrants' fault that the Imperial Federation is shockingly unprepared for their large numbers. The states of Jezior and Zapano are well aware of their geographic location and the socioeconomic environment interact. The Sobiraniya must take its responsibility and take the duty of integrating migrants into the Infinian system from the border states. It is obvious that the state governments of the aforementioned states have failed to adequately respond to, or prepare for, the current crisis.

Representative Samata, JZ (FR): I object, there is no need to delegate yet more powers to the Federal government and continue the ever-increasing federal stranglehold on its sovereign states. I agree, however, that the Federal government has failed to adequately delegate resources to our states, which in turn created the situation in which we are now. If Mogadishu takes its responsibility, they would allow the state governments of Jezior and Zapano direct control over managing the Mozambiqan migrants, without the meddling of the Federal Governments and states whose verdict, at this point, is trivial. We must smooth out this bureaucratic nightmare -

Representative Savitsky, GA (PNP): Smooth out this bureaucratic nightmare?! By compromising on our federal system? We are a-

Speaker Karosas: ORDER! The Chair recognizes the Representative from Jezior, Mr. Zyanon Samata.

Representative Samata, JZ (FR): I move that the Federal Government delegate the authority on proper care of Mozambiqan, Malawian, and Zambian migrants to the states tasked with that responsibility, being the states of Jezior and Zapano. This foremostly includes the right of the states to construct the necessary facilities, as well as oversee the proper care of the migrants inside of them, without jurisdiction being primarily in the hands of the national Sobiraniya or the Prime Minister's administration. Naturally, the quality of these facilities must adhere to the established standards and regulations.

Mogadishu, Council of Representatives, July 21st. 2.15 PM.

Speaker Karosas: Order! WE SHALL HAVE ORDER! This council shall now vote on the resolution proposed by Representative Samata of Jezior.

Representative Tarasava, JZ (USP): Mr. Speaker, I object to this vote. We cannot delegate such authority to the federal subjects of the Imperial Federation that the nation itself will eventually disintegrate. If we hold a vote on this matter, and god forbid, the vote will pass, we are paving the way for ever-increasingly ease in opportunity for treason against the Imperial Federation, simply because the central government will not have the power to keep its states in line! Since such an event would clearly directly derive from the legislation proposed by the gentlemen, I hold that we would directly violate the constitution.

Representative Kebire, HA (KI): We cannot hold a vote on a matter of which it is undecided whether or not it is constitutional. If we are to hold a vote on the matter at all, I propose this council first clarifies whether it is constitutional to delegate such authority to the federal states.

Speaker Karosas: I believe you are well aware, Mr. Kebire, that it would be thoroughly unconstitutional for this house to vote on the constitutionality of delegating authority. In our constitution we have a separation of powers, it would thus be for the courts to decide whether something is constitutional or not.

Representative Samata, JZ (FR): Mr. Speaker, again we come with the bureaucratic rambles. This nation needs action, my dear colleagues. If we were to send a vague case to the court, it could take too long for them to respond, and the response that we will receive will be one of no clarity at all, as the court canít base itself on any concise case! We have a crisis on our hand, our southern border is overrun! The Federal government has simply proven itself incompetent in managing this crisis, leaving too many refugees stranded and without care. This is no resolution on whether you are in favor of or against migration. This is in itself a motion of humanity, as it wishes for decisive action to bring solutions to these people! It is inevitable that this case will reach the court, as this council seems to be divided between itself as to whether or not this resolution is legal. But, as it will certainly reach the Supreme Court, let us at least offer a concise case, so that we can work with a clear ruling.

Speaker Karosas: This house shall not vote on the constitutionality of the resolution, for that is for the Supreme Constitutional Court to decide. Shall the resolutions of this house be found violating the constitution, it is for the court to strike it down, or it could be met with an executive veto. We will now have a vote on the resolution proposed by Representative Samata of Jezior.

As the representatives vote, it becomes clear that it would become a tight vote. The resolution receives unanimous support from the representatives of the liberal Filash Rivoy, the conservative Madaxi, and the centrist Aliyasiya and the right-wing Maret Centrisixayu. The green Poko y Natura opposes the resolution fiercely, while the social-democratic Uniya ye Socialixa y Progressivixa and the pragmatist Cisarya Partiya are divided.

Speaker Karosas: With 290 yeas, 263 nays and 7 abstentions, this council passes the resolution put forward by representative Samata. Unless there are any objections, the motion carries, and a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. That is all.

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