Population Europe Inter-Faces: Amparo Gonzalez-Ferrer
An interview with Amparo Gonzalez-Ferrer (Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) on temporary and permanent migration
1. The media sometimes says that migrants from outside Europe marry a European national in order to obtain citizenship. But all the bi-national couples I know married for love – so what is the truth about sham marriages?
2. I often hear that international migrants, once they have citizenship rights, bring their whole extended family into the country – is that really common?
3. Is it easier for migrants to integrate into their new country if they are single, or when they come with a family?
4. Often immigrants don’t seem to be very interested in politics, even when they have the right to vote. How could that be changed?
The Population Europe Inter-Face Series has been published with financial support from the Progress programme of the European Union in the framework of the project ”Supporting a Partnership for Enhancing Europe’s Capacity to Tackle Demographic and Societal Change”.