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Fighting for Their Rights in Times of Covid-19. Resistance and Claims for Regularization of Sinpapeles Migrants in Spain

Abstract

Covid-19 has provoked a deep social crisis in Spain that has inflicted a major wound in the living conditions of the population, but especially in the most vulnerable sectors, among which the immigrant communities stand out. During this health crisis, the awareness of immigrants without papers as essential subjects who make an indispensable contribution, but who are the object of non-rights, has crystallized into a relevant political struggle around the movement #RegularizacionYa. The aim of this article is to analyze the emergence and development of this social mobilization that is framed in the critical citizenship studies and more specifically in the literature on acts of citizenship and performative citizenship of Engin Isin.

Keywords
Covid 19; Sinpapeles; legalization campaign; migrant activisms; citizenship; Spain

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