This paper considers the phenomenon of migration, by proposing acase study upon the migration of Romanians in Italy. As a consequenceof the access of Romania in the UE in January 2007, Romanians becamecitizens of UE, but, nevertheless, they are not aware of their rights andjuridical statute and continue to live in a state of subordination andhumility in their interaction with their employers. They do not rebel, sincethey are afraid of losing their working place. This is a step backwards asto the process of integration, which, as Buttitta noticed, should not leadto a "standardization of the immigrants to the culture of the host country,but to an acceptance of immigrants, as part of an ongoing project, in allsocieties" (Buttitta, 2007: 299-300). Political options, the adopting ofsecurity laws, mass-media, etc., have, in fact, prevented the process ofintegration. Romanians are important for Italian economy, especially inthe domain of animal farming. Still, "Italy is somehow against the normalcourse of action as to the integration of foreigners. The effects areobvious. For some time, now, Romanians started to prefer England, notonly because salaries are higher, but, especially, because they are betterreceived" (Harja, Melis 2010: 169).
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|