The Economist features research by Dr Nando Sigona
- 21 May 2012
- Media coverage
This week's edition of The Economist features research by Vanessa Hughes and the RSC's Dr Nando Sigona on the plight of undocumented migrant children in the UK
The research was published in a report entitled 'No Way Out, No Way In: Irregular Migrant Children and Families in the UK' (PDF), which showed that an estimated 120,000 children living in the UK without legal immigration status are at risk of destitution, exploitation and social exclusion.
The Economist article highlights three big concerns: destitution, education and healthcare. These 'should worry even die-hard anti-immigration Tories, argues Nando Sigona... Many, perhaps most, irregular children will gain British nationality in time. What happens to them in their early years will affect how useful and productive they are as citizens. The better their start, the better the outcome for all.'