Blog series: EU New Pact on Migration and Asylum (V)

The EU Migration and Asylum Pact’s muted position on protecting low-skilled migrants in the labour market

By Amy Weatherburn 


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The European Union’s priorities are clearly laid out in the new Asylum and Immigration Pact with a focus on externalisation, return and the fight against migrant smuggling. The emphasis on the fight against migrant smuggling is linked to the “[exposure] of those staying illegally to precarious conditions and exploitation by criminal networks’ and one proposed solution is the development of legal pathways as a means of “reducing irregular migration.”

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