Author Archives: Nando Sigona

Migrants transiting through Macedonia

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Can anyone detect a human smuggler here? Will Cameron and Renzi’s solution be to bomb Macedonia’s railways network? Europe is building fences along its external land borders, Hungary has almost completed one along its border…

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The Home Office, Kafka and immigration policy

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Dr Miwa Hirono, University of Nottingham (photo: Academia.edu) David Barrett on The Telegraph reports on the Japanese academic and UK Government’s foreign policy adviser who is forced to leave Britain because in 2009-2010 she had spent too…

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An (Italian) undocumented migrant in New York

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We are used to think of ‘illegal’ migrants as others from us, so if you are Italian and live in Italy the ‘clandestino’ is always imagined as a dark skinned, male and young person who…

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Watch President Obama Immigration Speech

Obama Immigration Speech: Announcing Executive Ac…: http://youtu.be/wejt939QXko

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Whose sea? Mare Nostrum and the politics of migration in the Med

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By Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham Cemetery of migrant boats in Capo Passero, Sicily. Photo by Nando Sigona Thirty lifeless bodies found in the bow of a fishing boat carrying 600 migrants off the coast…

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Whose interests do we protect by refusing children asylum? Not ours, nor the children’s

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By Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham In just a few days last week the #FightForYashika campaign managed to raise more than 178,000 signatures on a petition asking to the UK Home Office to reconsider the…

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How the UK immigration apparatus killed a 84-year-old Canadian citizen

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He died in handcuffs while detained at a UK privately-run and publicly-funded  detention centre – an 84-year-old Canadian with Alzheimer’s. But who was the man behind the tragedy? Why a simple question like this never…

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Theresa May, statelessness and Hannah Arendt

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photo credit: luiginter via photopin cc The UK Secretary of State Theresa May’s call for new powers to strip citizenship from individuals who are deemed a threat to public order is now formalised in the…

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Our job is to be educators, not border guards

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[Published in The Independent on 24 October] We write as academics concerned with the way in which the rhetoric over security is undermining the university as a place of learning and open discussion (“Is this…

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On the Europeanization of Lampedusa and similar tragedies

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The death of migrants in the Mediterranean is a truly ‘European’ tragedy [Article for LSE EUROPP Blog, 14 Oct 2013] Cemetery of migrant boats in Capo Passero, Sicily. Photo by Nando Sigona Over 300 migrants…

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