Regularising undocumented immigrants in Greece: Procedures and effects

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dc.contributor.author Fakiolas, R en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:19:29Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:19:29Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.issn 1369-183X en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15523
dc.subject Economic effects of immigration en
dc.subject Greece en
dc.subject Migration policy en
dc.subject Regularisation en
dc.subject Undocumented migrants en
dc.subject.classification Demography en
dc.subject.classification Ethnic Studies en
dc.subject.other immigration policy en
dc.subject.other labor migration en
dc.subject.other legislation en
dc.subject.other policy strategy en
dc.subject.other regulatory approach en
dc.subject.other Greece en
dc.title Regularising undocumented immigrants in Greece: Procedures and effects en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1080/13691830305614 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691830305614 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2003 en
heal.abstract This article examines the administrative procedures and results of the two legalisations in Greece in 1998 and 2001. Although the massive inflow of foreign immigrants had started in the late 1980s, the number of foreigners granted residence and work permits was restricted, causing a large stock of undocumented immigrants and creating the mentality that these economic immigrants are a new source of low-cost unregistered labour. Following the two legalisations, an increasing number of foreigners have progressed towards integration. Little has changed, however, in the other main aspects of immigration to Greece: not all undocumented immigrants have applied for legalisation; for various reasons many do not renew their green card when it expires; new or previously expelled migrants flock in, attracted by the demand for their flexible labour and facilitated by the large underground economy; around 230,000 expulsions continue to take place annually; and there is no indication as to how things are likely to develop after the new extension given to all permits until 30 June 2003. Under the present conditions of high unemployment, increasing economic uncertainty and political tension in the country, a third legalisation within a short time-frame may cause serious social reactions. The main challenge to migration policy now is how to effectively control migrant inflows and prevent legal immigrants,. who also help to redress the serious demographic imbalances in Greece, from lapsing into illegality. en
heal.publisher CARFAX PUBLISHING en
heal.journalName Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/13691830305614 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000185339100008 en
dc.identifier.volume 29 en
dc.identifier.issue 3 en
dc.identifier.spage 535 en
dc.identifier.epage 561 en

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