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South America’s moves to liberalize irregular migration are in stark contrast to the punitive and fatal policies of the US and Europe

by Luisa Feline Freier and Diego Acosta Political scientists have long identified a paradox in the immigration policies of wealthy Western countries. Although governments typically condemn irregular migration, assuring their electorates that they are working hard to stem any ‘illegal flows’, they often tolerate the entry and residence of substantial numbers of irregular migrants due […]

Hard Evidence: which EU countries can afford to take the most refugees?

by Andrew Geddes, Marcello Carammia (University of Malta), and Petra Bishtawi (University of Malta) In its new policy on migration, the European Commission has proposed a fairer sharing of responsibility between member states for 20,000 displaced people. These people would be able to move to an EU member state without having to risk their lives […]

Interview with Federico Soda, IOM

Andrew Geddes recently spoke with Federico Soda, who is Director, Coordination Office for the Mediterranean, International Organization for Migration. The Division oversees IOM’s programming worldwide and provides guidance in the areas of labour migration, migration and development, and integration. To listen to the interview, click here.

Revising the EU Blue Card Directive

by Elena Fumero Labour migration policies have always been an extremely unpopular and controversial topic among Member States in the European Union (EU). In the past decades, EU countries have not hidden their preference for retaining lots of room to manoeuvre on economic migration, keeping strict control over admission of third country workers and disregarding […]

Borders, migration, and global governance in West Africa: a research agenda

by Philippe M. Frowd When arriving in Senegal’s main airport in Dakar, travellers have their fingerprints taken digitally and stored in an entry and exit tracking system. At the same time, the country’s navy carries out joint sea patrols to detect irregular migrants alongside Spanish police. Further north, Mauritania is building new border posts as […]