EU-byrå kritiserar EU:s behandling av papperslösa

EU:s byrå för grundläggande rättigheter granskar i en ny rapport hur åtgärder mot irreguljär invandring går ihop med grundläggande rättigheter.

Rapporten diskuterar hur medlemsländerna bestraffar illegal inresa, ofta med fängslande som går utöver det som tillåts enligt EU:s egna direktiv, och hur kriminaliseringen drabbar både migranterna själva och personer som försöker hjälpa dem.


Ur FRA:s pressmeddelande:

"Because of a real or perceived danger of detection, migrants in an irregular situation are often too afraid to use medical facilities, send their children to school, register their children's births or attend religious services. If the state encourages the general public to report migrants in an irregular situation to the immigration authorities, this will drive migrants further underground, depriving them of access to public services and making them more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse.


Criminalisation harms not only the migrants themselves, but also those who support them, such as providers of humanitarian or legal assistance, or people who rescue migrants in distress at sea. For example, fishermen fear punishment for rescuing migrants at sea, a fact that was widely reported following the Lampedusa tragedy. In addition, landlords may be punished for renting accommodation to irregular migrants."

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