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12 - Legal Transplants, Temporary Migration Projects and Special Rights

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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 June 2019

Vito Breda
University of Southern Queensland
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In this chapter I analyze and discuss a specific kind of temporary migration pattern that I have identified using the term ‘temporary migration projects’.This is a kind of temporary migration which, inscribed within an overall life plan, is defined by the intention to return to the home country after specific aims and goals are achieved. Migrants engaged in temporary migration projects, given their plans and goals, do not seek involvement, and, indeed, avoid investment in the receiving society. This is the case even when they are not constrained by temporary migration visas, for example if they are EU citizens that migrate within the European Union.The life of the migrants engaged in these projects remains centred in the home country, where the migrants’ objectives and plans are meant to come to fruition.

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