migration development

Migration is one of the most important political, economic, and social issues on today´s global agenda. Although it tends to be seen as a problem, the historical truth (and here I recommend reading the World Bank's Moving for Prosperity report) is that migration has been a powerful driver of development.​

The combination of crimes suffered by some smuggled migrants along the route together with the high levels of vulnerability that lead to them paying to be smuggled is sometimes highlighted through the use of the word “victim”. But, ​is there such a thing as a victim of smuggling?