Asylum-Migration Nexus Law and Legal Definition

Asylum-migration nexus refers to mixed flows of migrants. It is an undifferentiated combination of documented and undocumented travelers, smuggled migrants, asylum seekers, refugees and trafficking victims moving through an area.

The overlapping relation between irregular migration and asylum occurs by:

a. perilous journey that put human lives at risk;

b. illegal boarder crossing;

c. criminal acts such as smuggling and trafficking;

d. obstacles to protection for those in need;

e. human rights violation; and

f. asylum abuse.