Eighty Thousand Entry Points: An Interview with Antje Missbach

With over 80,000 kilometers of borders, Indonesia has become a transit hub for migrants hoping to reach Australia. However, as Australia tightens its entry and immigration policies under Prime Minister Tony Abbott, many migrants have found themselves struck in this archipegic country. Some surrender to the authorities immediately and end up in detention centers, while others live in secrecy. Dr. Antje Missbach is a research fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, who has been studying the migration flows since 2010. She spoke with the Journal about trends that she has seen from her fieldwork over the last few years.

Antje Missbach
February 01, 2015