Undocumented migrants: rights and advocacy
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Soova, M. L. a. K. 2013. Undocumented migrants: rights and advocacy. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Undocumented migrants are foreign nationals without the required legal status that authorizes them to stay in their country of destination. Many migrants enter a country of destination with a time-delimited visa, but the government views them as unauthorized if they stay longer than permitted. Migrants lacking authorization are ineligible for government programs that ensure them a basic standard of living and legal rights. Undocumented migrant workers frequently work precariously as day laborers, face arbitrary dismissal from their jobs, lack access to essential services, and are under a constant threat of deportation (Migrants Rights Centre Ireland 2007).
- labor supply;
- international agencies;
- social justice