Immigration Controls

The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States

Author: Kay Hailbronner,David A. Martin,Hiroshi Motomura

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810892

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Some of the most pressing questions in immigration law and policy today concern the problem of immigration controls. How are immigration laws administered, and how are they enforced against those who enter and remain in a receiving country without legal permission? Comparing the United States and Germany, two of the four extended essays in this volume concern enforcement; the other two address techniques for managing high-volume asylum systems in both countries.
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Open Borders - Second Edition

The Case Against Immigration Controls

Author: Teresa Hayter

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745322452

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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In this new edition of Open Borders, Teresa Hayter assesses the impact of the increasing severity of border controls since they were first introduced and makes the controversial case for their abolition. Hayter focuses on postwar immigration controls, especially the use of such controls against the peoples of former European colonies and East Europeans, and their effects on asylum seekers. She examines the recent history of European coordination of border controls and the notion of ‘Fortress Europe’. Hayter argues that the existence of controls leads to great suffering and abuse of human rights, and that immigration controls are racist and help legitimate racism. She demonstrates that immigration controls have actually had a limited impact on controlling numbers. To illustrate her arguments, she draws on empirical material, especially from Britain in the 1980s and 1990s, relating in particular to the use of detention, arbitrary decision-making and the denial of benefits. She compares British government policies with policies elsewhere in Europe and calls for the free movement of people and the abolition of border controls. The new edition brings this seminal work up to date with a lengthy preface exploring how the practices of the British government over the past few years has continued the process Hayter outlines in the main text – of abusive and irrational border controls and the criminalisation of entire communities. This second edition also updates the bibliography and list of campaigning groups, and ends with a new manifesto for a world without borders, declaring 'no one is illegal!'
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Us and Them?

The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control

Author: Bridget Anderson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199691592

Category: Law

Page: 209

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Us and Them? explores the distinction between migrant and citizen through using the concept of 'the community of value'. The challenges of migration go to the heart of equality, rights, freedom, and membership. These are not only matters for migrants but go to the heart of citizens' politics.
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Extraterritorial Immigration Control

Legal Challenges

Author: Bernhard Ryan,Valsamis Mitsilegas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004172335

Category: Law

Page: 449

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This work analyses the legal challenges posed by contemporary practices of extraterritorial immigration control: visas, pre-embarkation checks and the interception of irregular migrants. It examines the international law framework, and provides case-studies from Europe, Australia and the United States.
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Why Control Immigration?

Strategic Uses of Migration Management in Russia

Author: Caress Schenk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487502974

Category: Immigrants

Page: 392

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Using a multi-method ethnographic approach, Why Control Immigration? argues that the scarcity of legal labour and the ensuing growth of illegal immigration can act as a patronage resource for bureaucratic and regional elites in Russia.
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The Wall Around the West

State Borders and Immigration Controls in North America and Europe

Author: Peter Andreas,Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742501782

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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Even as economic and military walls have come down in the post-Cold War era, states have rapidly built new barriers to prevent a perceived invasion of 'undesirables.' Nowhere is this more dramatically evident than along the geographic fault lines dividing rich from poor countries: especially the southern border of the United States, and the southern and eastern borders of the European Union. This volume examines the practice, politics, and consequences of building these new walls in North America and Europe. At the same time, it challenges dominant accounts of globalization, in which state borders will be irrelevant to the human experience. In short, the volume brings borders back in to the study of international politics.
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Race, Gender and the Body in British Immigration Control

Subject to Examination

Author: E. Smith,M. Marmo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137280441

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This book analyses the practice of virginity testing endured by South Asian women who wished to enter Britain between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, and places this practice into a wider historical context. Using recently opened government documents the extent to which these women were interrogated and scrutinized at the border is uncovered.
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Immigration Controls, the Family and the Welfare State

A Handbook of Law, Theory, Politics and Practice for Local Authority, Voluntary Sector and Welfare State Workers and Legal Advisors

Author: Steve Cohen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1853027235

Category: Social Science

Page: 367

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For social and welfare workers, the complexities of immigration law may at first appear daunting. In this book Steve Cohen examines the law as it applies to the family and welfare, giving pointers for good practice.
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Deportation is Freedom!

The Orwellian World of Immigration Controls

Author: Steve Cohen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843102943

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Deportation is Freedom! is a searing critique of today's immigration systems, a lively yet thought-provoking read that will captivate anyone who cares about the immigration systems that are shaping our world today. It will be of particular interest to social workers and all people politically engaged in immigration campaigning.
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No Borders

The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance

Author: Natasha King

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783604700

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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From the streets of Calais to the borders of Melilla, Evros and the United States, the slogan 'No borders!' is a thread connecting a multitude of different struggles for the freedom to move and to stay. But what does it mean to make this slogan a reality? Drawing on the author's extensive research in Greece and Calais, as well as a decade campaigning for migrant rights, Natasha King explores the different forms of activism that have emerged in the struggle against border controls, and the dilemmas these activists face in translating their principles into practice. Wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, No Borders constitutes vital reading for anyone interested in how we make radical alternatives to the state a genuine possibility for our times, and raises crucial questions on the nature of resistance.
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From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls

Author: Steve Cohen,Beth Humphries,Ed Mynott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136401776

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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This edited collection addresses theoretical, political and practical aspects of the connection between external immigration controls and internal welfare controls. It considers the implications for the both those subject to controls and those drawn into the web of implementing internal welfare controls. Topics discussed include: * forced dispersal of asylum seekers * local authority and voluntary sector regulations * nationalism, racism, class and 'fairness' * strategies for resistance to controls * USA controls. The book provides support to those unwittingly drawn into administering controls, showing how the role of welfare workers as immigration control enforcers is not a sudden imposition but has exisited since the introduction of controls in 1905. From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls will provide a valuable resource for all those professionals who come into contact with the issues surrounding immigration.
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Immigration Control

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Home Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215029850

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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Immigration Control : [Vol. 2]: Written Evidence
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The Privatisation of Immigration Control through Carrier Sanctions

The Role of Private Transport Companies in Dutch and British Immigration Control

Author: Sophie Scholten

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004290745

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Sophie Scholten describes the development of carrier sanctions regimes in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, from the 1980s and assesses the effects of carrier sanctions policies on relationships between the actors involved: immigration authorities, private carriers and passengers.
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Race, Gender and the Body in British Immigration Control

Subject to Examination

Author: E. Smith,M. Marmo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137280441

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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This book analyses the practice of virginity testing endured by South Asian women who wished to enter Britain between the late 1960s and the early 1980s, and places this practice into a wider historical context. Using recently opened government documents the extent to which these women were interrogated and scrutinized at the border is uncovered.
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Effective immigration controls to deter terrorism

hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, first session, October 17, 2001

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 76

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Migration Control in the North Atlantic World

The Evolution of State Practices in Europe and the United States from the French Revolution to the Inter-War Period

Author: Andreas Fahrmeir,Olivier Faron,Patrick Weil

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571813282

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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The migration movements of the 20th century have led to an increased interest in similarly dramatic population changes in the preceding century. The contributors to this volume - legal scholars, sociologists, political scientist and historians - focus on migration control in the 19th century, concentrating on three areas in particular: the impact of the French Revolution on the development of modern citizenship laws and on the development of new forms of migration control in France and elsewhere; the theory and practice of migration control in various European states is examined, focusing on the control of paupers, emigrants and "ordinary" travelers as well as on the interrelationship between the different administrative levels - local, regional and national - at which migration control was exercised. Finally, on the development of migration control in two countries of immigration: the United States and France. Taken altogether, these essays demonstrate conclusively that the image of the 19th century as a liberal era during which migration was unaffected by state intervention is untenable and in serious need of revision.
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Standing on the Shoulders of Fascism

From Immigration Control to the Strong State

Author: Steve Cohen

Publisher: Trentham Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 189

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The state is always in a sense authoritarian - it is just that the forms of authority change. But since New Labour came to power in 1997 the state apparatus has been significantly strengthened. Identity cards, the so-called anti-terrorist legislation and the development of Anti Social Behaviour Orders as a form of social control are all manifestations of the move to a strong state. And this has been accompanied by a plethora of further immigration restrictions - of which the 2005 Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Bill is the latest instance. Steve Cohen argues that there is a linear ideological and political connection between a century of immigration controls and the formation of the Blairite strong state, and that the popular acceptance of the brutality and repression of immigration controls has been part of the softening up process that enables other authoritarian legislation to be enacted. But he goes beyond this equation to draw another: between immigration controls and fascistic activity. He shows how immigration controls are unique in that at two critical periods (controls against Jews and then against black people) it was organised fascism that forced the law into being. New pieces are interspersed with a few old - and hard to find - essays. Together, they offer a critical examination of the history, law and politics of immigration controls - including resistance to controls - in the UK and internationally today.
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Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control

Author: Tom K. Wong

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 080479457X

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Immigration is among the most prominent, enduring, and contentious features of our globalized world. Yet, there is little systematic, cross-national research on why countries "do what they do" when it comes to their immigration policies. Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control addresses this gap by examining what are arguably the most contested and dynamic immigration policies—immigration control—across 25 immigrant-receiving countries, including the U.S. and most of the European Union. The book addresses head on three of the most salient aspects of immigration control: the denial of rights to non-citizens, their physical removal and exclusion from the polity through deportation, and their deprivation of liberty and freedom of movement in immigration detention. In addition to answering the question of why states do what they do, the book describes contemporary trends in what Tom K. Wong refers to as the machinery of immigration control, analyzes the determinants of these trends using a combination of quantitative analysis and fieldwork, and explores whether efforts to deter unwanted immigration are actually working.
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Policing Paris

The Origins of Modern Immigration Control Between the Wars

Author: Clifford D. Rosenberg

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801473159

Category: History

Page: 241

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The surveillance of immigrants and potential terrorists preoccupies leaders throughout the industrialized world. Yet these concerns are hardly new. Policing Paris examines a critical moment in the history of immigration control and political surveillance. Drawing on massive police archives and other materials, Clifford Rosenberg shows how in the years after the Great War the French police, terrified by the Bolshevik Revolution and the specter of immigrant criminality, became the first major force anywhere systematically to enforce distinctions of citizenship and national origins. As the French capital emerged as a haven for refugees, dissidents, and workers from throughout Europe and across the Mediterranean in the 1920s, police officers raided immigrant neighborhoods to scare illegal aliens into registering with authorities and arrested those whose papers were not in order. The police began to concentrate on colonial workers from North Africa, tracking these workers with a special police brigade and segregating them in their own hospital when they fell ill. Transformed by their enforcement, legal categories that had existed for hundreds of years began to matter as never before. They determined whether or not families could remain together and whether people could keep their jobs or were forced to flee. During World War II, identity controls marked out entire populations for physical destruction. The treatment of foreigners during the Third Republic, Rosenberg contends, shaped the subsequent treatment of Jews by Vichy. At the same time, however, he argues that the new methods of identification pioneered between the wars are more directly relevant to the present day. They created forms of inclusion and inequality that remain pervasive, as industrial welfare states around the world find themselves compelled to provide benefits to their own citizens and recruit foreign nationals to satisfy their labor needs.
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No One is Illegal

Asylum and Immigration Control, Past and Present

Author: Steve Cohen

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781858562919

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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This work is aimed at professionals who work in the fields of welfare and education and who increasingly require knowledge of immigration law and politics. It shows how restrictions are historically a product of racism and argues that there can not be fair controls. The link between immigration status and entitlement to welfare and social provision means that immigration and asylum law directly impinges on major areas of life. The text begins by covering the main issues. The new Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act is explained - including material on how education entitlement is now to be linked to immigration status. Part One of the work provides a political background to immigration controls and shows why there cannot be non-racist controls. Part Two covers the historical background. Part Three examines internal welfare controls. Part Four looks at the international aspects of controls and how a global fortress is being erected against migrants, immigrants and refugees. Part Five gives examples of resistance to immigration controls.
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