The article discusses the changes in European migration resulting from the Schengen Treaty. The main aim of it is to analyse 'the other side of Schengen'. First, a whole series of new control strategies, which constitute the alter ego of abandoning controls on internal borders in the EU, are pointed out. Second, attention is drawn to the change of Poland's position in the European migration regime following its accession to the EU and its entry to Schengen. In the first part the author analyses four important processes in the transformation of European immigration policies: 1) emergence of internal border controls; 2) extrapolation of the EU border control onto territories of third countries; 3) privatisation of those controls, and 4) the internationalisation of border controls. At this point attention was drawn to various tensions which arise during the dynamic processes of a simultaneous liberalisation and securitisation of European migration policies. Meanwhile, the second part of the article explains the problems and dangers associated with the implementation of new immigration and border policy toolbox in Poland.
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