The Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983
The objective of the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act, 1983 is to provide for the establishment of Tribunals for the determination, in a fair manner, of the question whether a person is an illegal migrant, to enable the Central Government to expel illegal migrants from India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. This Act has been legislated for the protection of the citizens of India by making special provisions for the detection of such foreigners in Assam and also in any other part of India in which such foreigners may be found to have remained illegally. Under the provisions of this Act, Illegal migrant means a person in respect of whom each of the following conditions is satisfied, namely:-
(i) he has entered into India on or after the 25th day of March, 1971, (ii) he is a foreigner, (iii) he has entered into India without being in possession of a valid passport or other travel document or any other lawful authority in that behalf.