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Sunday, 22 March 2020
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18:00 Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event[18:30] LSS: CANCELLED Alan Desmond - Migrants and Deportation
MEETING ROOMS AT SECULAR HALL ARE CLOSED FROM 20 MARCH 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Please see our homepage (http://lsec.org.uk/) or facebook (https://www.facebook.com/LeicesterSecularSociety/) for updates. - - - - - - - - - - - - - CANCELLED: A Matter of Time: Should Unlawfully Present Migrants Be Deported or Allowed to Remain? Alan Desmond Deportation is the main response of states to the presence of the millions of unlawfully resident migrants around the world. In reality, however, deportation is largely unsuccessful. In the EU, only about 40% of persons issued with deportation orders are actually removed from the EU. Instead, states should give serious consideration to regularising such migrants by granting them legal permission to remain in the state. One of the main criteria for evaluating if unlawfully present migrants should be allowed to remain is the passage of time. But how much time should a migrant have spent in a country before he or she should be allowed to remain? Alan Desmond is a lecturer at Leicester Law School at the University of Leicester. Previously, he worked at third level institutions in Ireland, Italy and Poland and has been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and UCLA School of Law. He has delivered lectures on migrants’ rights at universities in Armenia, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain and the UK. Before entering legal academia Alan worked as a freelance print and broadcast journalist and wrote a number of award-winning Irish language books. All welcome - admission free (we're grateful for donations towards expenses) - refreshments after the talk and Q+A. Doors open at 6pm.

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