Undocumented Migration and Regularisation
Regularisation, or the legalisation of the irregular status
of immigrants under the law, is both a practical solution to illegal migration
and one of the most controversial means of migration management as it weakens
the power of the state to control the migration flows on its territory. There
are many kinds of regularisation and it can involve different groups of
migrants. One can distinguish between general regularisations aimed at all
migrants without legal residency, and special regularisations which are
intended only for a specific group of migrants. Countries which have carried
out regularisation in the past (such as Italy, Greece, Great Britain, Portugal
and Spain) chose either an amnesty for all asylum seekers or an amnesty for
irregular migrant workers. Regularisation is a topic of discussion all over
Europe. We would like to contribute to starting the debate about regularisation
in the Czech Republic.
Marie Jelínková is the coordinator of the theme.
This e-platform was established as a part of the project
Regularization as One of the Tools for the Fight against Irregular Migration
which is financed by European Social Fund through Operational Programme Human
Resources and Employment. Partner of the projects are Association for integration and migration,
the Organization for Aid to Refugees and the Multicultural Centre Prague, SOS Racismo-Mugak a Solidariedade migrante.
Photo by Vladimír Krynytsky
Topic in E-library:
11. 4. 07
The Constitutional and Legal Committee of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament is debating a draft amendment to the Penal Code that would introduce a new criminal act into the Czech legal order, namely the facilitation of unauthorized residence on the territory of the country.
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5. 2. 07
This paper looks at a recent form of labour migration from East and Central Europe to South Italy. It discusses the case of Ukrainian and Polish domestic workers in the city of Naples as an example of informal and irregular migration. Based on migrant testimonies, it discusses reasons and modes of migration. In contrasting the situation of Polish and Ukrainian women migrants the paper argues that ...Labour Migration Undocumented Migration and Regularisationarticles
30. 1. 07
Drawing on the recent EC Communication on irregular migration and focusing on southern Italian agriculture and its widespread recourse to an undocumented migrant workforce, the article argues that millions of people across the EU lack basic social, let alone civil and political, rights. 'Respect for the basic values of the European Union', cited in the 10 Common Basic Principles on Integration, sh...Migration and the EU Undocumented Migration and Regularisationarticles
15. 1. 07
The emergence and development of sizeable groups of immigrants from non-Portuguese speaking countries in the 1990s imposed upon Portugal the necessity to elaborate policies of immigration and to develop institutional and legal apparatus, and consequently to translate these policies into practice.Undocumented Migration and Regularisationarticles
4. 8. 04
The study opens with a general essay about illegal employment and an account of immigration policies in this area. The descriptive part of the study presents definitions of illegal employment used in the United States, Canada, Russia and selected European countries. In a number of cases, institutions that can legalize residency and work by foreigners in the given country are listed.
The methodolo...Undocumented Migration and Regularisationresearch reports and studies