WSF 2006 BAMAKO – Immigration Questions

‘Think global, act local’ is a well-known slogan in environmental circles. But is it also useful for tackling the problems that stem from illegal immigration – particularly the hardships experienced by migrants who face expulsion, and those sent back to their home countries? By Jacklynne Hobbs, IPS.

A French non-governmental organisation, the Education Without Borders Network, assists young migrants and their families to legalise their status. Judging by the debate on immigration that took place Saturday at the Centre International de Conference de Bamako, success stories … are still relatively hard to come by. For the most part, migration from Africa to Europe – and from Latin America to the United States – was seen as presenting problems for which there were no easy solutions. (Read the rest here).

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