Onward migration: an introduction

Montagna, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8170-2770, della Puppa, Francesco and Kofman, Eleonore ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3439-2017 (2021) Onward migration: an introduction. International Migration, 59 (6) . pp. 8-15. ISSN 0020-7985 [Article] (doi:10.1111/imig.12882)

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In August 2016, Maslax Moxamed, a 19-year-old man from Somalia, arrived in Italy. He spent two months in Rome, first in via Cupa in the San Lorenzo district, where he met volunteers at the Baobab experience, an occupied social centre that had been turned into a reception centre for migrants in 2015 at the height of the “refugee crisis” (Dines et al., 2018). After eviction in September 2016, he followed volunteers to the various makeshift reception points around the city. His migratory project does not, however, involve spending the rest of his life in Italy. He decides to move on and one evening in October takes a bus to Milan from Piazzale Tiburtino, from where he reaches Belgium with a Sudanese friend, Azou. However, on 31 January 2017, he landed again at Rome's Fiumicino airport. The Belgian authorities sent him back to Italy as a result of the Dublin regulation, European legislation which states that asylum applications are examined by the first country of entry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Demography
Research Areas: A. > School of Law
A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 33367
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