Legal Migration and the Fight Against Illegal Immigration

On November 7, 2005, Franco Frattini, Vice President of the European Commission and European Union Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security, gave a lecture on Legal Migration and the Fight Against Illegal Immigration. Elizabeth Prodromou, Assistant Professor of International Relations, and Associate Director of the Institute of Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University, moderated the discussion. Frattini emphasized the need for a comprehensive European political strategy to manage problems facing legal immigrants and to prevent illegal migration.  He suggested, among other things, closer cooperation with local governments, and improving social and economic conditions of origin countries.

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