Asylum

Have you ever been rejected?

Column
Max Spotti
26/06/2017
3 minutes to read

Building on the rejection versus approval dichotomy in asylum seeking procedures, this column deals with the dynamics of rejection and with bureaucratic rituals of indifference by contemporary immigration administrations. 

You are what you speak

Column
Max Spotti
07/02/2017
2 minutes to read

This column deals with newly arrived migrants, call them asylum seekers, refugees, foreign bodies or social security seekers if you like, still we will be dealing with human beings, their need for relocation and the power of accents. 

Asylum Seekers Online

Google, truths and asylum procedures

Article
Max Spotti
20/04/2017
7 minutes to read

Information provided by web resources has become indispensable to immigration officers assessing asylum claims. How does the internet affect the lives of those who seek asylum by making their identity proofs unconvincing?

New media are extensively used by the asylum seekers.

Asylum Seekers Online

Article
Jolanda van Grunsven
08/11/2018
2 minutes to read

Migration is very much influenced by the digital age. Many asylum seekers find the information they want and need online. How does the age of digitalization affect the way migration works in the 21st century?

Temporary home of Hasan in Tilburg

Smartphone apps help asylum seekers find their way

Article
Monika Nemcová
08/11/2018
4 minutes to read

A Syrian father underwent a long journey to the Netherlands with the help of his smartphone. Currently living in Tilburg, he does not expect Syria to return to its pre-war state soon.