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

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

by Tom K. Wong

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804793063
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 05/13/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Tom K. Wong is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

List of Selected Abbreviations xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Immigration Control in the Age of Migration 1

2 Human Rights and Immigration Control Wrongs 27

3 Deportation Nations 65

4 The Labyrinth of Immigration Detention 109

5 An Effective Deterrent or Smoke and Mirrors? 144

6 Conclusion: Migrants, Agency, and the Future of Immigration Control 166

Appendix 1 Methodological Notes in the Analysis of Ratification of the ICRMW 175

Appendix 2 Methodological Notes in the Analysis of Deportations 179

Appendix 3 Methodological Notes in the Analysis of Immigration Detention 187

Appendix 4 Methodological Notes in the Analysis of the Impact of Immigration Control 189

Notes 193

Bibliography 199

Index 225

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