Migration policies sometimes have visible effects . The optics of border pushbacks and the ‘scene of exclusion’ receive support from anti-immigration political factions and criticism from civil society and the legal community. Conversely, the ‘scene of rescue’ at national borders provoke broad public attention and humanitarian compassion, while inciting outrage among those resistant to migration. […]
While the problem pressure of the refugee crisis on the EU and its members has been arguably less intense since the height of the crisis in 2015-2016, the conflicts within and between member states in terms of asylum policy are hardly less important, especially since the policy solutions brought up during the crisis were partial […]
For the last few weeks, the coverage concerning the conditions faced by people arriving to the US Mexico border and those seeking admission into the US in search of protection has painted a harrowing picture of what is taking place. While there has been onslaught of information from multiple sources—which has been accompanied of photographs […]
Venezuelans are the first nationality of asylum seekers worldwide, but South American countries do not recognise them as refugees. Why?
Both the UNHCR and IOM have labelled the current Venezuelan emigration as a ‘staggering exodus’. More than 4 million people have left the country since 2015. This happened as question marks are being raised about the willingness and capacity of South American countries (where more than 90 per cent of Venezuelan emigrants are residing) to […]
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, […]