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

Jordan, B and Brown, P ORCID: 2006, 'The Sangatte work-visa holders: a 'natural experiment' in immigration policy' , Parliamentary Affairs, 59 (3) , pp. 509-521.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Subjects / Themes > J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Parliamentary Affairs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0031-2290
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2007 14:31
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:02

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