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The Sangatte work-visa holders: a 'natural experiment' in immigration policy

By B Jordan and P Brown

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In view of the prominence of immigration issues in the 2005 general election, research evidence on policy initiatives is at a premium. This article argues that, despite claims of evidenced-based principles, the Home Office has been selective in its investigations. In particular, the authors argue for a full-scale study of the innovative `work-visa holder' status given to the last cohort of Sangatte immigrants, and report on their qualitative investigation of the subsequent careers and experiences of 15 Iraqi Kurds granted work-visas in December 2002

Topics: JN101, JV, other
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:usir.salford.ac.uk:715
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