PDF - Preventing Illegal Immigration : Juggling Economic Imperatives, Political Risks and Individual Rights (2004)
Every day unknown numbers of people take the hazardous route of irregular migration. Men, women, and children pay a high price to leave their homes in search of a better place elsewhere; more often than not, forced to do so by events outside their control, such as poverty, violence and war or natural disaster and environmental damage.Developing countries in the south are pushed by the processes of globalisation towards monocultures that are dependant on demand from their developed neighbours in the north, a dependency that threaten and puts at risk the livelihoods of their workers.Claude-Valentin Marie has sought to situate the flows of irregular migration within the structural context of globalisation, seeking to balance the needs of social and economic policy and human rights.
Immigration flows in Europe: an objectively controllable situation
What is illegal migration?
Organised trafficking in human beings
Strict control of entries and measures to deter settlement: a strategy of policing foreigners rather than an immigration policy
New provisions recently adopted or under discussion
The effects of enlargement in eastern Europe: EU requirements
Community policy on asylum reaches an impasse
The foreseeable risks
Closure of and controlled access to the labour market
The pragmatic management of temporary labour immigration
Persistence of illegality and new illegal practices on the labour market
The desire for control, market needs and demographic forecasts
The challenges of a new form of north-south co-operation: how are we to avoid depriving
the countries of the south of their vital forces?
The challenges of development: growth, equal treatment and the rule of law
By way of conclusion