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Why Are Sicilian Mayors Leading the Opposition to Salvini’s Asylum Policies in Italy?

By on March 21, 2019
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The “grass-roots resistance” of mayors in Sicily to the recent crackdown on migrants carried out by the Italian Ministry of Interior Matteo Salvini has recently gained increased attention in both European and International newspapers. When the last remaining rescue ship in the central Mediterranean Sea was blocked off the coast of Sicily in late January, […]

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The twist and turns of asylum laws in Italy

By on February 28, 2019
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The so-called “Salvini Decree” weighs heavily upon legal provisions concerning the right to asylum in Italy. And though many provisions of the Decree reflect a policy aimed at strongly restricting the number of persons taken in and granted asylum in Italian territory, the abolition of the residence permit on humanitarian grounds represents its heart. To […]

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The Honduran Caravan: how did things get here, and what lies ahead?

By on November 5, 2018
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By the time this blog entry is online, the largest contingent of what has been called the Honduran migrant caravan will be approaching Mexico City, having covered mostly on foot over 1.000 kilometers from the time it entered the Mexico-Guatemala border on 18 October. Much has been written about the caravan in the past couple […]

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National institutions vs EU policies? Why and how differences in welfare states and other national institutions can contribute to political conflicts about the rules for the free movement of workers in the European Union

By on May 22, 2018
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Migration is today one of the most divisive issues in the European Union (EU). In the wake of the drastic rise in the number of refugees and other migrants arriving in Europe over the past few years, EU countries continue to disagree sharply about how to reform common EU policies for asylum and immigration from […]

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Venezuelan immigrants in Roraima: provisional measures for an indefinite humanitarian crisis

By on March 22, 2018
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By Laura García-Juan   Since Brazil’s new Migration Act of May 2017 and Decree 9199 regulating its implementation of 21 November 2017, the flow of Venezuelans to the border state of Roraima in Brazil has been continual. The new Law does not specify the requirements for a humanitarian residence permit, but leaves the question to […]

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