Briefing: Coercive measures or expulsion: Fingerprinting migrants

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Series Details Volume 17, Number 12
Publication Date May 2015
ISSN 1756-851X
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New guidelines released by the European Commission allow Member States to use physical and mental coercive measures to take fingerprints of migrants and asylum seekers entering Europe, including minors and pregnant women. If they refuse, they face detention, expulsion and a potential five year EU-wide ban.

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