Is this the way to go? Handling immigration in a global era

4 June 2003
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Saskia Sassen

As Europe’s borders become more and more fortified against immigrants, illegal human trafficking becomes ever more common. By criminalizing immigration, Europe does not only ignore a moral problem: it hits hardest on those desperate enough to escape their home countries, and contributes to the enormous profits that smugglers make in the process. The author asks what price Europe is paying for these shortsighted and unsustainable policies.

Published 4 June 2003

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