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Obscurity and confinement for migrants in Europe

repost | 31.12.2007 13:17 | No Border Camp 2007 | Anti-racism | Globalisation | Migration

There are now 224 detention camps scattered across the European Union; altogether they can house more than 30,000 people - asylum-seekers and 'illegal' immigrants awaiting deportation - who are often held in administrative detention for as long as 18 months. In a number of EU countries, there is no limit on detention length.

By Caroline Brothers, International Herald Tribune: December 30, 2007