IMI's Hein de Haas quoted in New York Times on Treatment of Migrants in Morocco

30 November, 2012

Hein de Haas, Co-Director of the International Migration Institute, was interviewed for an article published in the New York Times on 28 November about the treatment of Sub-Saharan African migrants in Morocco.

The article states:

With huge unresolved economic problems, “there is a tendency to shift the blame for problems to migrants — particularly crime and unemployment,” Hein de Haas, co-director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford and an authority on migration in Morocco, said in a telephone interview this week.

It adds:

Beside the illegal migrants, Morocco has also become home to thousands of legal immigrants from places like Senegal and Mali, said Mr. de Haas, the migration expert at Oxford. “Morocco has to deal with the reality that there are more migrants who are not just transiting but who are settling in the country,” he said.

The article also appeared in the International Herald Tribune in print on 29 November.

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