Policing Undocumented Migrants

This book reveals how the everyday violence of migration law is activated by making people ‘illegal’.

Policing Undocumented Migrants

Migration policing experiments such as boat turn-backs and offshore refugee processing have been criticised as unlawful and have been characterised as exceptional. Policing Undocumented Migrants explores the extraordinarily routine, powerful, and above all lawful practices engaged in policing status within state territory. This book reveals how the everyday violence of migration law is activated by making people ‘illegal’. It explains how undocumented migrants are marginalised through the broad discretion underpinning existing frameworks of legal responsibility for migration policing. Drawing on interviews with people with lived experience of undocumented status within Australia, perspectives from advocates, detailed analysis of legislation, case law and policy, this book provides an in-depth account of the experiences and legal regulation of undocumented migrants within Australia. Case studies of street policing, immigration raids, transitions in legal status such as release from immigration detention, and character based visa determination challenge conventional binaries in migration analysis between the citizen and non-citizen and between lawful and unlawful status. By showing the organised and central role of discretionary legal authority in policing status, this book proposes a new perspective through which responsibility for migration legal practices can be better understood and evaluated. Policing Undocumented Migrants will be of interest to scholars and practitioners working in the areas of criminology, criminal law, immigration law and border studies.

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Policing Undocumented Migrants
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Louise Boon-Kuo
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-07 - Publisher: Routledge

Migration policing experiments such as boat turn-backs and offshore refugee processing have been criticised as unlawful and have been characterised as exceptional. Policing Undocumented Migrants explores the extraordinarily routine, powerful, and above all lawful practices engaged in policing status within state territory. This book reveals how the everyday violence of
Policing Humanitarianism
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sergio Carrera, Valsamis Mitsilegas, Jennifer Allsopp, Lina Vosyliute
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Policing Humanitarianism examines the ways in which European Union policies aimed at countering the phenomenon of migrant smuggling affects civil society actors' activities in the provision of humanitarian assistance, access to rights for irregular immigrants and asylum seekers. It explores the effects of EU policies, laws and agencies' operations in
Negotiating Movement
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Xolani Tshabalala
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04 - Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

The increase in undocumented migration into South Africa has been met with conserted, if non-uniform, efforts by the state to regulate it. What happens when undocumented migrants routinely interact with state officials responsible for policing them? Do officials eventually forget to enforce the law and begin to befriend their foe?
Pathogenic Policing
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Nolan Kline
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-12 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

The relationship between undocumented immigrants and law enforcement officials continues to be a politically contentious topic in the United States. Nolan Kline focuses on the hidden, health-related impacts of immigrant policing to examine the role of policy in shaping health inequality in the U.S., and responds to fundamental questions regarding
Pathogenic Policy
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Nolan Sean Kline
Categories: Ethnology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

Multilayered immigration enforcement regimes comprising state and federal statutes and local police practices demand research on their social and health-related consequences. This dissertation explores the multiple impacts of immigrant policing: sets of laws and police activities that make undocumented immigrants more visible to authorities and increase their risk of deportation.