MIPEX cited in an article about ‘double standards’ migration policies in India 

MIPEX was recently cited in an article published by The Deccan Herald, an Indian English language daily newspaper, which analyses the ‘double standards’ adopted in India in terms of migration policies.   

Mohamed Zeeshan, the author of the article, starts by analysing the phenomenon of the Indian Premier League that—thanks to the use of talented foreign labour—has turned the Indian cricket team into a world-beating powerhouse. The article goes on to say that the number of foreign players in Indian teams is higher than in any other country.  

But Zeeshan explains that this is an exception in India’s otherwise hostile immigration policy towards foreign talent. Indeed, in any other case, it is not easy to obtain an employment visa and even when foreigners are in India, ill-formed or ambiguous policies make their lives difficult.   

It is in this context that the author cites MIPEX. It explains what MIPEX is and its function and refers to the outcomes of MIPEX studies concerning India, saying that the country scored less than half the average. Quoting directly from MIPEX, he states that “the obstacles facing migrants in India are greater than in the other Asian MIPEX countries”.   


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