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“We have not yet realized how these new migrants are like us”

In his work, the director of research at CNRS portrays a new generation of educated and graduate migrants, away from the pessimistic image often conveyed.

It denounces the reluctance of the government and political calls to reinstate the right to work for asylum seekers, deleted in 1991.

Catherine Wihtol de Wenden released last month “Migration in the Mediterranean” (CNRS edition), a work that describes a new generation of migrants. Far from the pessimistic image usually given, they are educated and we look more and more.

Discover the interview (in french) Catherine Wihtol de Wenden on Liberation website

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