Cambiando la cerradura : intenciones legislativas del proyecto de ley de migraciones en Chile
Colombia internacional, 2021, No. 106, pp. 57–87
UMPIERREZ DE REGUERO, Sebastián Antonio, VÁSQUEZ, Jorge, FINN, Victoria, Cambiando la cerradura : intenciones legislativas del proyecto de ley de migraciones en Chile, Colombia internacional, 2021, No. 106, pp. 57–87 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/71018
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Objective/Context: Latin American democracies in the 21st century are torn between “protecting” state sovereignty by increasing restrictiveness in immigration legislation versus adhering to more liberal international agreements advocating human rights and mobility. Increases intraregional migration, especially from Venezuela, have pushed some South American countries to limit rights and freedoms previously included in immigration policies. Our objective is to further examine this shi to restrictiveness by empirically evaluating legislative intentions in Chile. Methodology: Since 2018 the Chilean government has implemented various measures aimed to achieve “orderly” and “regular” immigration, as well as proposed a law project to replace the Migration Law of 1975, adopted during the civic-military regime. We apply the Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) index using Chile’s law proposal 8970-06 and its refugee Law 20.430. Conclusion: e Chilean administration’s legislative intentions indicate tightening restrictions constraining human mobility, especially for labor immigration and family reuni cation. Originality: is article extends the IMPIC index from 2010 to 2019, applying it for the rst time to legislative intentions of an incumbent government, to shed light on how countries, as migration states, change strategies over time.
First published online: 01 April 2021
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/71018
Full-text via DOI: 10.7440/colombiaint106.2021.03
ISSN: 0121-5612; 1900-6004
Publisher: Universidad de los Andes
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