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A French ‘Windrush’? When French Caribbeans were treated as second-class citizens

The ongoing “Windrush” scandal continues to dominate the news in the UK. We have been scandalised by the appalling treatment of people from the Commonwealth Caribbean who were encouraged to come to Britain to help reduce labour shortages after World War II. They made Britain their home, but in recent years have faced deportation if they could not prove when they arrived.

BRITAIN | What makes someone an ‘illegal immigrant’?

After months of negotiations and some controversy, a Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was agreed by 164 countries in early December. In the final text of this agreement and in the process that led up to it, distinguishing between “legal” or “regular” and “illegal” or “irregular” migration was presented as central to a state’s sovereignty.
  • Published in Diaspora

Denmark to Isolate Unwanted Asylum Seekers on 'Virus' Island

Asylum seekers in Denmark are being shipped to ‘Virus Island,’ a small stony inlet in the Baltic Sea, the right-wing Danish People’s Party said this weekend. “They are unwanted in Denmark, and they will feel that,” said Immigration Minister Inger Stojberg.
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