Is Claiming Asylum In The EU Is Part Of “Roma Overall Seasonal Strategy”?
FRONTEX: Western Balkans Risk Analysis 2012:7
“The case of Western Balkans clearly showed that visa liberalisation can produce significant negative consequences with fairly small minority groups having a disproportionate impact. Unfounded asylum applications from particularly marginalised groups in Serbia and to a lesser extent also in other Western Balkan countries have significantly increased after the new legal travel channel became available.”
“Two waves of asylum claims indicate that claiming asylum in the EU is part of Roma overall seasonal strategy for their livelihood”
Is Claiming Asylum In The EU Is Part Of “Roma Overall Seasonal Strategy”?Yes because... No because...
There seem to be some odd contradictions in the quote in the introduction. First what is seasonal asylum, if someone is claiming asylum then they are presumably in it for the long term. Yes there might be waves at particular points of the year but that does not make it seasonal.
Second how can asylum claims be 'unfounded' if these people are also 'particularly marginalised'; surely protecting those who are being so discriminated against and marginalised is the point of asylum?