9. Irregular Migration and Transit

Our work explores the experiences, decision making factors, and conditions of irregular and transit migrants in multiple contexts. We explore the conditions and context of both irregular entry, such as into the European Union, and irregular stay, such as in the Netherlands. The purpose of our work is to contribute to: 1) understanding processes of irregular and transit migration; 2) examining the role of migrant smugglers in processes of irregular migration and 3) explore the role of migration policies in irregular migration movements.

Contact: Katie Kuschminder

  • Related publications

    Kuschminder, Katherine & Khalid Koser, 2017, The role of migration-specific and migration-relevant policies in migrant decision-making in transit, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-022
    Constant, Amelie & Klaus F. Zimmermann, 2017, Challenged by migration: Europe's options, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2017-018
    Marchand, Katrin, Inez Roosen, Julia Reinold & Melissa Siegel, 2017, Irregular Migration from and in the East and Horn of Africa, Report commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in the framework of the EU-funded Better Migration Management (BMM) Programme, More information
    Kuschminder, Katherine & Melissa Siegel, 2016, Rejected Afghan asylum seekers in the Netherlands: Migration experiences, current situations and future aspirations, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-007
    Kuschminder, Katherine & Khalid Koser, 2016, Irregular Migrants Decision Making Factors in Transit, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Australia) Occasional Paper Series No.21
    Kuschminder, Katherine & Khalid Koser, 2016, `Afghans in Greece and Turkey seeking to migrate onward: Decision-making factors and destination choices, Migration Policy Practice, VI
    Kuschminder, Katherine, Julia de Bresser & Melissa Siegel, 2015, Irregular Migration Routes to Europe and Factors Influencing Migrants’ Destination Choices, Commissioned by Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatie Centrum (WODC), More information
    Koser, Khalid , 2013, Establishing an Evidence-Base for Future Policy Development on Irregular Migration to Australia, Policy report, Irregular Migration Research Program Occasional Paper Series 01/2013 46pp
    Koser, Khalid , 2013, Migration and Displacement Impacts of Afghan Transitions in 2014: Implications for Australia, Policy report, Irregular Migration Research Program Occasional Paper Series 03/2013 (2013) 51p