This glossary explains frequently used terms relating to the language/integration nexus and guides you through the apparent complexities of the relevant concepts and terminology.

Nicht-dokumentierte Migration (Undocumented migration)

Besides the officially documented forms of migration, there is also undocumented migration, also termed “illegal migration”. Undocumented migrants live, work and reside illegally, which results in a permanently precarious status. As a result of these problematical conditions, initiatives such as “Sans Papiers” in France have been set up to advocate for legal status for migrants who are not in possession of a residence permit.



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