Migrants in transit are potential beneficiaries of international protection, thus could have a right to reside and to have access to services and to the social security system of the host state. However, deciding not to ask for asylum in the country where they arrived with the hope to move to another Member State, they are residing irregularly and do not have access to material reception conditions. States question their obligations towards migrants who are in transit and not intending to remain on their territory. Furthermore, with increasingly restricting policies at internal EU borders, migrants in transit are obliged to stay for longer in destitution and administrative uncertainty in a country where they do not wish to remain.
FEANTSA Position: Homelessness among migrants in transit needs to be addressed