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Migraciones internacionales

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LA SPINA, Encarnación. “Good/bad” migrant families and their integration in the European Union. Migr. Inter [online]. 2019, vol.10, e2025.  Epub Jan 01, 2019. ISSN 2594-0279.

Family migration is one of the most important sources of human mobility across Europe. Directive 2003/86/EC has harmonized family reunification rules for third-country nationals in order to ensure family life and social integration in each Member State. However, the European family reunification have consistently developed measures to control or “refuse” indirectly a specific profile of unwanted families. Thus, this paper seeks to take a critical approach on the legal protection of migrant families, looking mainly at how several legal conditions promote an ideal model of “good family” as the only form of effective integration in the EU context.

Keywords : family reunification; integration; family members; European Union; Member States.

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