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Roma: victims of France's security policy

Roma: victims of France’s security policy

In 2010, after French President Sarkozy fixed the objective of evacuating “300 camps or illegal settlements, (…) with priority given to Roma settlements”, more than 100 settlements were destroyed by police forces in 2010 and 2011, the majority of which were located at the periphery of France’s major cities. Over the same period, more than […]

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“Voluntary” returns: another way to deport ?

EU Member States increasingly resort to “voluntary” return procedures to send migrants back to their countries of origin. This solution, not only cheaper and sometimes quicker, also appears in the public eye as more humane than forced returns. However, it remains a means of expulsion. In France, for many years, “voluntary” returns were included in […]

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Italy, Europe's harbour

Italy: Europe’s harbour

Following increased militarisation and the multiplication of migration controls on the coasts of Mauritania, Morocco and Andalusia, the routes taken by migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa have gradually moved eastwards. Today, Italy represents one of the main points of entry to the EU, via the sea, for migrants who depart from the Greek, Libyan and Tunisian […]

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Nearly 225,000 foreigners were deported from the European Union in 2010

Nearly 225,000 foreigners were deported from the European Union in 2010

In the course of 2010, 539,776 people were served with a notice to leave the territory and nearly 225,000 migrants (226,379) were deported from European Union territory. Albanians, Moroccans and Afghans represented nearly half the total number of deportations. The Member States of the European Union which conducted the highest numbers of deportations in 2010 […]

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Immigration detention centres in UK

Immigration detention centres in UK

There are ten detention centres in the United Kingdom, the majority are located in England, mainly on the outskirts of the capital. Since the law does not specify a maximum period for administrative detention, men and women can be held for several years on the basis of administrative reasons. There are also four administrative detention […]

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10 years of French immigration policy: the results

10 years of French immigration policy: the results

Since October 1981, when the government legalised administrative and judicial detention of migrants without valid documents, the total capacity of centres has steadily increased. Over a period of 12 years, from 2000 to 2012, it increased from 600 to nearly 2,500 places. The visual entitled “migrant hunt” shows that migrants transiting in the Calais region […]

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The detention archipelago (2012)

The detention archipelago (2012)

In France, there are many camps across the territory, in mainland France and its overseas territories. They range from “waiting areas”, used to hold migrants for the time necessary to check their application to stay on the territory, to administrative detention centres and administrative holding facilities where “undocumented” migrants – who have been on the […]

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Ever longer detention of migrants

Ever longer detention of migrants

For the year 2011, the Migreurop network calculated 31,790 detention places in 255 camps, out of a total of 420 camps identified within the EU and at its borders. The absence of information on the “reception” capacity of the remaining 165 camps suggests that the total number of places is significantly greater than 31,790. The […]

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Multilingual euphemisms denoting camps for foreigners

Multilingual euphemisms denoting camps for foreigners

Various terms are used throughout Europe to refer to migrant detention sites. While some States use terms which clearly show the main objective of these sites, such as “deportation centres” or “immigration removal centres”, other States employ euphemisms, such as “Centro de instalaçao temporaria” or “Centre de prise en charge publique”. Turkey displayed a certain […]

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Less than half the foreigners held in administrative detention were deported in 2009

Less than half the foreigners held in administrative detention were deported in 2009

Of the 570,660 migrants who were detained in 2009 in the 27 EU Member States, 252,785 were deported to their country of origin. The United Kingdom (64,945) and Greece (62,850) carried out the most deportations. Although, in certain countries such as Romania, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom, a period in detention generally results […]

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