The issue of migrants is closely linked to the issue of modern slavery. A large percentage of migrants are victims of labour and sexual exploitation leading them to live a life of slavery. In addition, some migrants are victims of human trafficking, which is one of the new forms of slavery.
Whereas the context of this ‘dossier’ leads us to look at the ‘migrants-issue’ from its negative aspects, we should not forget its economic, cultural and spiritual aspects. In fact, many nations both those who send and receive migrants ,would not be what they are today – especially in terms of economic development- without the contribution made by millions of immigrants. FULL TEXT