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Brazil’s new migration law: a huge step forward for migrant rights protection

by Diego Acosta This week (6 December) the Brazilian Congress voted by a majority of more than 70% in favour of the adoption of a new migration law. This law will replace the present framework adopted in 1980 during the military dictatorship (though it will only come into force after ratification by the Senate and […]

Comparing migration governance in Europe and South America

By Diego Acosta and Andrew Geddes How do regional responses to migration differ in Europe and South America? This is the question tackled by new MIGPROSP research, published in the European Journal of Migration and Law. Points of contact There are important points of contact between Europe and South America. The European Community (as it […]

Free movement in South America: the emergence of an alternative model?

by Diego Acosta   Over the last 15 years, South American governments and regional organisations have adopted an expansive discourse about migration that entails welcoming all migrants and promoting the free movement rights of foreigners. At a time when the European Union (EU) free movement regime has suffered a major setback with the United Kingdom […]

Inside San Diego’s Otay Mesa detention centre

by Diego Acosta Although much of my research focuses on legal aspects of undocumented migration, I’d never visited a detention centre for irregular migrants. So when the opportunity arose in May this year to see inside the Otay Mesa detention facility near San Diego (where a Russian citizen had died just days before), I couldn’t […]

The EU referendum and Britain’s broken immigration politics

by Andrew Geddes The decision in 2004 by Tony Blair’s New Labour government to allow unfettered access to the UK for citizens of the 8 central and east European EU newcomers has had monumentally important implications. Most other member states imposed transitional restrictions of up to 7 years. If Britain had done so too then […]