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Why Irregular?: Factors Influencing Syrian Asylum Seekers in Migrating Irregularly to Sweden
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS).
2020 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This research explores the causes and incentivizing factors behind the irregular migration of Syrian asylum seekers to Sweden. The study highlights the opinions from 9 Syrian asylum seekers with previous irregular migration experiences to Sweden. The results show that Syria’s conscription law (the compulsory military service), Sweden’s liberalized asylum policies, and lacking social networks in the state of destination were the main determinant contributing factors for irregular migration. For participants obtaining a passport required completing the military service period however the participants rejected the military service, as a result, they lacked passports, consequently, their regular routes were limited. The liberalized asylum regime in Sweden in terms of its lenient procedures towards irregular migration attracted the participants to migrate irregularly. Likewise, lacking social networks at the destination state decreased the employment chances for the participants and as a result, the work permits and regular pathways through the labor market were limited.

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Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle , 2020. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Decision-making, Irregular Migration, Syrian asylum seekers, Syria, Sweden
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-21999Local ID: 32113OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-21999DiVA, id: diva2:1481920
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KS GPS International Migration and Ethnic Relations
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Available from: 2020-10-27 Created: 2020-10-27 Last updated: 2023-10-03Bibliographically approved

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