Squatting and the undocumented migrants' struggle in the Netherlands [chapter]

Deanna Dadusc
2016 Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy  
Here in The Netherlands our existence is structurally denied. But this does not mean that we do not exist. We are here. We are living on the streets or in temporary shelters. We are living in a political and legal vacuum-a vacuum that can only be filled by the recognition of our situation and our needs. Our lives have been put on hold because we don't have papers, but we refuse to have our existence denied any longer. We refuse to remain invisible. We refuse to remain victims. We demand a
more » ... ural solution for anyone who is in our situation and for all others who might find themselves trapped in the same political and legal vacuum. We demand recognition of our existence. We demand our existence to be acknowledged in official policies and laws. We are here and we will remain here (We Are Here Manifesto) 2 .
doi:10.4324/9781315673301-23 fatcat:3m4zo4nvofdu3bdmx7zcuzaaxu