Michele LeVoy, Director of PICUM, and Kadri Soova, PICUM's Advocacy Officer, discuss how increased border security influences perceptions on irregularity and favours criminalization.
Nacho Sánchez of the NGO Málaga Acoge writes about the campaign Salvemos la Hospitalidad! (Let’s save hospitality!) which aims to reverse the Spanish government's new draft of the Criminal Code criminalising solidarity with undocumented migrants.
Pablo Rojas Coppari, Strategic Advocacy Officer MRCI Ireland talks about his experience of meeting with members of ODT Immigrés – a local migrant-led wing of a Moroccan trade union. The meeting aimed to share MRCI's methodology of community work and to empower the local migrant group.
What do food banks, food chain workers, and Dreamers all have in common? The answer, when it comes to immigration, is just about everything. The impact of misguided immigration policies on food systems, labour rights and the human rights of undocumented migrants.
Side Event prior to the United Nations Day of General Discussion (DGD) on “The rights of all children in the context of international migration”, 27 September 2012, Geneva.
Blog post by Kadri Soova, PICUM Advocacy Officer on how lack of authorised migration status contributes to increased vulnerability of migrants in situations of human trafficking and exploitation.
Le 4 juillet 2012 à Rabat, au Maroc, s’est tenue une journée d’échange axée sur les droits des sans-papiers au Maroc dans le cadre du Projet « Beyond Irregularity ».
The Italian Association for Juridical Studies (ASGI), expresses its concerns over the transposition of the Employers’ Sanctions Directive and the new regularisation in Italy.
Yasmine Soraya, from Indonesian Migrant Workers Union (Netherlands), tells the story of Ahmad, an Indonesian undocumented migrant who was refused to renew his passport by his embassy and how he ended up in a limbo situation.
A short report on “Undoc Camp”, an innovative workshop aimed at using web and tech to get information and advice to young people with irregular immigration status in the UK. 13-14 July 2012, London.
On Thursday 21st June, the launch of a seminal report on undocumented women was cohosted by members of the European Parliament from across the poltical spectrum. Read the report.
Eva Valentová, from the Association for Integration and Migration in Czech Republic, a PICUM member, describes the campaign they launched in March urging employers to respect the rights of domestic female workers. You can watch the campaign video here.
Researcher Miltos Pavlou answered some questions on the results of the elections in Greece that awarded radical positions and anti-immigrant discourse.
In France, Sarkosy is ramping up his rhetoric against irregular immigrants and threatening the EU to pull France out of Schengen, while in Greece, where elections are also foreseen, Minister of Health recently described the situation of migrants in central Athens as a ”ticking time bomb for public health”.