Immigration and the European Union
This chapter examines migration within a “regional” context: the focus is on Europe, specifically immigration within the European Union (EU). After a consideration of the nature of immigration into and within the EU and some of the major policies promoted by the EU in relation to immigration, the chapter examines aspects of the immigrant experience within this (sub)region. While the EU provides a framework for analysis—and its policies inform and constrain individual nations—entry to, and the experience of immigrants in, different countries varies. This is partly due to the extent to which member states retain some autonomy, as well as the distinct histories and cultures of member states. Promotion of more positive attitudes to diversity and observance of antidiscriminatory legislation at EU and national levels need to be supported as do debates about the nature of citizenship and the rights of various types of immigrants.
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