Almost Home? Morocco’s Incomplete Migration Reforms
Migration from Africa to Europe is a hotly debated topic. But reporting has mainly focused on the European perspective, while North African states’ policy approaches and civil societies’ attitudes toward migrants have largely been ignored. Morocco, however, plays a key role as both a transit country and as a destination. The country’s new migration policy announced in 2013 has led to some needed reforms over the past two years. Yet, raids of irregular migrant settlements in early 2015 suggest the limits of the new policy. Understanding the dynamics underlying Moroccan migration policies is, therefore, crucial to fully grasping the migration unfolding in the region and to working out sensible policy solutions.