Irregular Immigration, Regularisation, Integration, and Transnational Activities: The Case of Brazilians in Europe

By Edmar Jose da Rocha.

Published by The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: February 23, 2017 $US5.00

This article is a study on irregular Brazilian migrants living and working in two global cities in Europe: Milan and London. The article shows why Brazilians choose irregular migration to Milan and London as a strategy and the way in which immigration policy design and implementation can control, regularise, and integrate immigrants by comparing Milan and London. The second objective of the article is to demonstrate the role of transnational ties between undocumented and documented Brazilian immigrants living in two different cities. This study shows that most Brazilians had already established contact with Brazilian networks in Milan and London before contemplating irregular migration as a strategy. Strong links were found between the networks in Milan and London and four regions in Brazil.

Keywords: Immigration, Survival Strategy, Undocumented, Integration, Regularization, Immigration Policy

The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2017, pp.1-17. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: February 23, 2017 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 613.637KB)).

Dr. Edmar Jose da Rocha

Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Sumaré Faculty, São Paulo, Brazil