Can Europe really take the moral high ground on refugees?

In a long piece published today the CNN questions current responses to refugees in Europe and challenge the moral high ground some EU leaders have claimed in responding to Donald Trump’s executive orders. Dr Nando Sigona told the CNN: “the key priority is reducing the flow without any consideration for the causes of migration. By…

Lost in the world: former unaccompanied minors in orbit

Young people seeking safety and security are subjected to the vagaries of all kinds of ‘solutions at various national borders’. Sometimes they are taken in and sometimes they are turned away. Sometimes, as Nando Sigona and Elaine Chase (UCL) write in The Conversation, they are offered help but then deported as soon as they become…

Why are unaccompanied migrant children disappearing in the thousands?

Until the EU recognises the specific needs of child migrants and makes it a priority to swiftly reunite them with family members, Nando Sigona and Jenny Allsopp argue in an op-ed published in OpenDemocracy, many will likely continue to abscond from the reception system. The ‘disappearance’ of 10,000 migrant children after arriving in the EU…

Jonathan Xavier Inda to speak at Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity

Jonathan Xavier Inda, professor of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  and author of the ground-breaking Targeting Immigrants (Wiley & Sons) will speak at IRiS international conference ‘Frontiers and Borders of Superdiversity’ to be held at the University of Birmingham on 23-24 June 2016. Jonathan will join our distinguished keynote and plenary speakers,…

Job vacancy on ESRC project ‘Becoming adult: Futures & wellbeing of former unaccompanied minors’

The Institute for Research into Superdiversity is seeking to recruit a Research Associate to work on a new ESRC-funded research project on the transitions to adulthood of former unaccompanied migrant minors. This ESRC-funded research is a collaboration between the School of Social Policy’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), and the University of Oxford’s Department…

Still human, still here, still undocumented

TEDx talk by Dr Nando Sigona on the plight of UK’s undocumented children and families. Not much has changed since the talk was delivered in 2012, thousands of young people are still living underground, their voices silenced and survive without effective pathways to regularisation.