Regularisations – an instrument to reduce vulnerability, social exclusion and exploitation of migrants in an irregular situation in employment?

2012
Working paper prepared for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
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Regularisations – an instrument to reduce vulnerability, social exclusion and exploitation of migrants in an irregular situation in employment?

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Over the past 25 years, European Union (EU) Member States have implemented nearly 70 regularisation programmes involving more than six million migrants living in an irregular situation in the EU. This paper examines regularisations, meaning, the awarding of legal status to irregularly staying migrants, from the migrants’ point of view and their access to fundamental rights.

DISCLAIMER: This working paper was prepared by Albert Kraler of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) for the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not represent any official view of the FRA.