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Migration: Policies and Laws: Iran and Afghanistan
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Iran's traditionally generous policies allowing for the integration of migrants into local communities earned it the reputation of being an exemplary and exceptional host. Apart from labor migration, predominantly following historical patterns of seasonal migration by young Afghan males, the bulk of immigration into Iran over the last few decades came in the form of successive waves of regional asylum seekers fleeing violence in their home countries. With one of the biggest refugee caseloads wo…

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El-Meehy, Asya, “Migration: Policies and Laws: Iran and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0268d>
First published online: 2009

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