Practical Survival Strategies among Undocumented and Documented Brazilian Immigrants in Europe: A Comparative Study in Milan and London

By Edmar Jose da Rocha.

Published by The International Journal of Community Diversity

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This article is a study on Brazilian irregular migrants living and working in two global cities in Europe: Milan and London. The aim of the article is to show why Brazilians choose irregular migration to Milan and London as a strategy. Few studies in Europe have focused on groups coming from the same place of origin and residing in different cities in comparative studies. It is this international comparison that makes this research original. Both in London and Milan there is an economic migration. The reasons for migration to Milan were marriage, citizenship, and work. The reasons for migration to London were work, studies, and a better life. In London marriage is a channel for regularisation and citizenship. In both countries, fake documents are channels for undocumented people to get a job and health care.

Keywords: Immigration, Integration, Survival Strategies, Undocumented, Regularization

The International Journal of Community Diversity, Volume 16, Issue 3, September 2016, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: August 4, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 766.410KB)).

Dr. Edmar Jose da Rocha

Associate Professor, Social Science Department, Faculty Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil