• Sara Conesa

Portuguese Immigration Measures

How much do we know about refugees and immigrants? This issue is a major problem of the last decades and, although you can find all types of data about refugees arriving to countries like the UK and Germany, there is very little to no information about this subject in minor countries like Portugal. Although this Iberian country has not received as many immigrants and asylum seekers, it is undoubtedly their problem too. In fact, Portugal offered to accept 10.000 people, more than 3 times the amount it was assigned. Thanks to Refugees Welcome Porto and an interview with a volunteer in the Portuguese Immigration Centre, I have been able to collect some important information that will be useful to understand the procedures immigrants have to go through and how it is to live without papers.