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The study investigates the current problems and new issues of EU common immigration policy. The article stipulates that the EU immigration policy is the object of common competence of the European Union and its Member States. The author defines the main directions of the European Union's common immigration policy: the promotion and economic development of legal immigration to EU Member States and the fight against the influx of illegal migrants from third countries. The study researches the effective means of combating illegal immigrants by means of the adoption of readmission agreements with third countries by both the EU and its Member States. The research states that readmission agreements facilitate the return of persons who do not have legal grounds to stay in the territory of the EU Member State to their country of origin or transit.