My research seeks to unearth ideologies in the European Parliament migration discourse through analysing plenary debates during the period 2009-2019. It focuses on Own-Initiative Reports (INIs) drafted during the period under study. My interest in INIs stems from the fact that the European Parliament is the responsible for drafting these reports and that they are not drawn up on the basis of a document, for instance, from the Council of the European Union and the European Commission. I argue that position-taking of the Members of the European Parliament influence EU policymaking. Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is used as research methodology.