Precarious immigration status and citizenship rights: a human rights framework for international social work

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  • Marie Lacroix

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Although it is now well known that migration can enhance the lives of those who migrate, it can also increase vulnerabilities. Certain categories of people, including undocumented migrants, victims of trafficking, temporary workers, seasonal workers, domestic workers, and asylum seekers, are more vulnerable than others due to the precarious nature of their immigration status. Precarious meaning that they do not know if they will be allowed to stay or not in the country, if they will be given permanent residency status, if they can envisage settling in the host country for the long term as citizens endowed with the same rights that should be accorded to all, regardless of immigration status. These migrants fall into a category of people that have been relegated to the margins not only of social and immigration policies and of social participation in host polities, they are also denied full citizenship rights.

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2014-06-05

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Lacroix, M. (2014). Precarious immigration status and citizenship rights: a human rights framework for international social work. Intervenção Social, (40), 95–107. Obtido de http://revistas.lis.ulusiada.pt/index.php/is/article/view/1210

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