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Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control
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Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control

Tom K. Wong

Abstract

In analyzing new data across twenty-five countries over a ten-year period, this book represents one the most comprehensive studies to date on the politics of immigration control. It focuses the analytical lens on the denial of rights to noncitizens, deportation, and immigration detention. These mechanisms not only form the bedrock of the contemporary machinery of immigration control, but their use also continues to give rise to contentious political debates across Western immigrant-receiving democracies. Arguing that understanding why countries “do what they do” when it comes to their efforts ... More

Keywords: immigration control, human rights, deportation, detention, international migration, irregular migration, noncitizens, unauthorized immigrants, undocumented, illegal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804793063
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804793063.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom K. Wong, author