Seeking Safety beyond Refuge: The Impact of Immigration and Citizenship Policy upon Refugees in the UK

  title={Seeking Safety beyond Refuge: The Impact of Immigration and Citizenship Policy upon Refugees in the UK},
  author={Emma Stewart and G. Mulvey},
  journal={Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies},
  pages={1023 - 1039}
Western states are concerned about maintaining and securing national borders. Across Europe, one response has been to implement restrictive asylum regimes that prevent ‘bogus’ applicants and grant refuge only to the ‘deserving’. Alongside these concerns, states are eager to encourage socially cohesive communities. One recent tool adopted by the UK government has been citizenship policy, including English language/life in the UK tests and citizenship ceremonies. By drawing upon in-depth… Expand
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