Researches about Ukraine

The Myth of Return. The Market of Symbolic Policies


First it was Trump who promised to expel millions of undocumented migrants. Now the European Commissioner for Migration, Dimitris Avramopoulos, is urging member states to speed up deportations. Both give out the same message – a “firm hand” against those without papers. In the European context, two arguments are put forward: this policy allows order to be established after the (inappropriately named) “refugee crisis”, and it is a necessary condition for guaranteeing the protection of the others – those who will ultimately be granted refugee status. What is the reason for so much emphasis on expulsions, euphemistically called “returns”, when …read more

Source: CIDOB

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