Hannah Cross is a senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of Westminster and is chair of the Review of African Political Economy's editorial working group. She has a book in progress on Migration Beyond Capitalism, due for publication in 2020 with Polity.
By Hannah Cross, Open Democracy
Fundamentally, migration has always been, and will always be, a part of human development. There is no use in casting it as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ phenomenon in itself: the notion of being ‘pro’ or ‘anti’ migration is a useless hook for popular debate and undermines the dignity of people who have migrated.