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Exploding the Migration Myths: analysis and recommendations for the European Union, the UK and Albania

Russell King, Nicola Mai, Mirela Dalipaj
Oxfam publishing (January 2004)

Migration has become a central issue in mainstream political debate in Britain and across Europe. In part this new prominence is the result of domestic political factors. But it is also the result of real growth in global migration, especially the increase in the numbers of people claiming asylum over the past five years or so. Despite the higher public profile of the migration debate, the issues have become confused and mythologised. 

This report seeks to inform and shift this debate, enabling the development of a mature, viable and just policy response. It investigates the causes and consequence of migration and considers how UK migration policy, at home and abroad, could be used to benefit both the UK and poor sending countries, as well as migrants themselves.

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