A new issue of the journal Young people and Children on the Move is available at the following link:
Young migrants’ coping strategies to face inactivity periods in France
Océane Uzureau & Daniel Senovilla Hernández,
Observatoire de la Migration de Mineurs, MIGRINTER- CNRS- Université de Poitiers
« Living undocumented » is a 17-minute documentary that explores the lives of diverse undocumented immigrant youth in the US to illustrate the realities, challenges and opportunities they face through high school, college, and beyond. It features 6 DREAMers (relating to potential beneficiaries of the DREAM Act*), who portray the realities of the USA’s immigration system and its impact on undocumented youth.
This report -presented in April 2014- explores the relevant practices concerning the age assessment of unaccompanied migrant children in Spain, who undergo medical examination regardless of the fact that they are in possession of a valid passport or other identity documents issued in their home country. This report focuses on the work started by Ignacio de la Mata, lawyer and strong defender of the rights of this migrant population until his death in 2012. Other lawyers in the 3 partner associations, authors of this report (Fundación Raíces, Fundación Abogacía española y MICAP), have continued to denounce age assessment practices conducted on unaccompanied children.
For further information, please consult the full report available on the website of the Fundación Raíces (in Spanish) : http://www.fundacionraices.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/SOLO-POR-ESTAR-SOLO.pdf
A fundamental case-law was agreed last Friday 18th of July by the Civil Chamber of the Spanish Supreme Court.
The Court notably prohibited Spanish authorities from implementing age assessment examinations when migrant or asylum seekers claiming to be underage provided documentary evidence confirming they were under 18 years old.
This webinar organised by the Migration Policy Institute, independent think tank dedicated to analysis of international migration, will take place from 3.30-4.30 pm CEST on Wednesday 25th June 2014.
The 5th ANCI report was coordinated by Monia Giovennetti of the Cittalia Foundation and collaborator of the OMM. This report proposes, amongst other content, an exhaustive statistical analysis of the presence of unaccompanied and separated migrant children (known as » ‘minori stranieri non accompagnatti ») in Italy
The new version of our research report on unaccompanied children lacking protection (Pucafreu research) for young people is available for download
Article written by Laura Schülke and published in the Huffington Post, 8th April 2014. This article gives a startling insight into French immigration Law and it’s much criticised « transit zones » through the story of Abid a young syrian child.