Increased securitization and discrimination against migrants has neither reinforced the freedom, security and well-being of EU citizens nor curbed irregular migration, writes Eve Geddie. It’s time to change the European discourse on undocumented migrants.
is programmes director of the Platform for International Co-operation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), a non-governmental organisation that promotes respect for the human rights of undocumented migrants. PICUM links the grassroots, where undocumented migrants’ experience is most visible, and the European level, where policies relating to them are determined. Its monthly newsletter, produced in seven languages, circulates to more than 4,000 civil-society organizations and individuals.