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Everything under Control? The European Union’s Policies and Politics of Immigration

  • Petra Bendel
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Part of the Migration, Minorities and Citizenship book series (MMC)

Abstract

In 2005, in the two Spanish exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, hundreds of African immigrants tried to climb the fences of ‘Fortress Europe’ and several died from the injuries they sustained in the attempt. These incidents represented what was obviously just the tip of the iceberg of a much broader immigration movement, and made it perfectly clear to the broad European public that the European Union (EU) was quite far from having migration ‘under control’. Indeed, these incidents catapulted immigration policies back to the top of the EU’s agenda (Council of the European Union 2005a).

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European Union Member State Immigration Policy Human Trafficking Migration Issue 
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