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Flujos Migratorios Subsaharianos hacia Canarias-Madrid , edited by Antonio Marquina (UNISCI, 2008), 441pp, ISBN: 978-84-95838-15-5.

Flujos Migratorios Subsaharianos hacia Canarias-Madrid , edited by Antonio Marquina (UNISCI,... BOOK REVIEW – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE Flujos Migratorios Subsaharianos hacia Canarias-Madrid, edited by Antonio Marquina [UNISCI, 2008], 441pp, ISBN: 978-84-95838-15-5. Going North: How to mitigate Sahelian Migration? Last September a large boat packed with 230 Sahelian migrants, including 25 children, arrived at the Canary Islands. This was the largest single arrival of so many desperate Sahelian migrants recorded to date in Spain. The type of boat which serves as transport means for illegal migrants from northern Africa commonly receives the name patera (smaller) or cayuco (larger). However, because of its sheer size, the boat that arrived on this date was called ‘supercayuco’. Never before had border protection authorities seen a cayuco 30 metres long and with so many illegal migrants on board.1 Although Spanish border protection, rescue, law enforcement and EU authorities are required to ‘control’ the flow of illegal migration, the reality is that Spanish and EU Immigration policies behind such enforcement have not worked in the past, are not working presently and will not work in the future. As a result, these authorities, despite all efforts, remain ‘managers’ of illegal migration flows rather than effective enforcers. A scholarly analysis based on climate projection models pointing to an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png African Journal of International and Comparative Law Edinburgh University Press

Flujos Migratorios Subsaharianos hacia Canarias-Madrid , edited by Antonio Marquina (UNISCI, 2008), 441pp, ISBN: 978-84-95838-15-5.

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Copyright
© Edinburgh University Press 2009
Subject
Book Review– Critique bibliographique; Book Review – Critique Bibliographique
ISSN
0954-8890
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1755-1609
DOI
10.3366/E0954889009000449
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BOOK REVIEW – CRITIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE Flujos Migratorios Subsaharianos hacia Canarias-Madrid, edited by Antonio Marquina [UNISCI, 2008], 441pp, ISBN: 978-84-95838-15-5. Going North: How to mitigate Sahelian Migration? Last September a large boat packed with 230 Sahelian migrants, including 25 children, arrived at the Canary Islands. This was the largest single arrival of so many desperate Sahelian migrants recorded to date in Spain. The type of boat which serves as transport means for illegal migrants from northern Africa commonly receives the name patera (smaller) or cayuco (larger). However, because of its sheer size, the boat that arrived on this date was called ‘supercayuco’. Never before had border protection authorities seen a cayuco 30 metres long and with so many illegal migrants on board.1 Although Spanish border protection, rescue, law enforcement and EU authorities are required to ‘control’ the flow of illegal migration, the reality is that Spanish and EU Immigration policies behind such enforcement have not worked in the past, are not working presently and will not work in the future. As a result, these authorities, despite all efforts, remain ‘managers’ of illegal migration flows rather than effective enforcers. A scholarly analysis based on climate projection models pointing to an

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African Journal of International and Comparative LawEdinburgh University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2009

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