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Author Wong, Tom K
Title Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control
Imprint Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2015
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Note Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures and Tables -- List of Selected Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- 1. Immigration Control in the Age of Migration -- 2. Human Rights and Immigration Control Wrongs -- 3. Deportation Nations -- 4. The Labyrinth of Immigration Detention -- 5. An Effective Deterrent or Smoke and Mirrors? -- 6. Conclusion: Migrants, Agency, and the Future of Immigration Control -- Appendix 1: Methodological Notes in the Analysis of Ratification of the ICRMW -- Appendix 2: Methodological Notes in the Analysis of Deportations -- Appendix 3: Methodological Notes in the Analysis of Immigration Detention -- Appendix 4: Methodological Notes in the Analysis of the Impact of Immigration Control -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Wong, Tom K. Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control Palo Alto : Stanford University Press,c2015 9780804793063
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.;Emigration and immigration law.;Immigrants -- Civil rights.;Deportation.;Alien detention centers
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Alt Author Tom, Wong
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