No Right to Dream

The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants in Britain.

What happens to young people at risk of isolation, destitution, exploitation, harassment and criminalisation?

In 2007, PHF commissioned City University and the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University to research the lives of young undocumented migrants in the UK. The research explored the experiences of young people from China, Turkey (including Kurds), Brazil, Zimbabwe and Ukraine.

Researchers drawn from the communities being investigated explored the pathways of the lives of individual young undocumented migrants.

In 2009, PHF published ‘No right to dream’ which analyses the findings of the field researchers and is interspersed with real-life stories of some of the young people interviewed.