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Barak Kalir

as deportable subjects renders encounters with the police risky, as these can lead to arrests and attempts to deport them. Many OOPSs who spent weeks or even months in Dutch detention centers were eventually released onto the streets, as they could

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Michael Blake

. The modern use of sanctuary as a political concept is often taken to begin with churches such as Reverend John Fife's Southside Presbyterian Church. Fife opened his church's building in the early 1980s for migrants facing deportation to Central America

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Enforcing Apartheid?

The Politics of “Intolerability” in the Danish Migration and Integration Regimes

Julia Suárez-Krabbe and Annika Lindberg

seekers’ human rights “to their limits” (Inger Støjberg, quoted in Olsen 2016 ), framing human rights conventions as privileges and not as absolute bottom lines. This article takes the Danish deportation centers as an example of how hostile environments

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The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States

Barak Kalir

) complied with administrative requirements set by Western countries, end up being subjected to police raids, lengthy detention periods, family separation, and deportation to life-threatening places? How can thousands of people drown each year in the

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Sanctuary in Countries of Origin

A Transnational Perspective

Alexandra Délano Alonso

Mexico's southern border into an extension of the United States’ border enforcement and deportation strategies since 2014 (see also the special section on Transit Migration in Migration and Society , 2020). This program resulted in hundreds of thousands

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Paying the Price of War

Narratives of Trauma of Iraqi Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Jordan

Laure Bjawi-Levine

The occupation of Iraq and the ensuing sectarian violence have created an Iraqi refugee community, estimated at 700,000 to 1 million, which Jordan has hosted for several years. Residing for the most part in Amman's low-rent neighbourhoods, many Iraqis have overstayed their visas and live in fear of deportation. Marginalised both economically and socially, and forgotten by the U.S. and the international community, poverty-stricken Iraqi refugees and asylum seekers suffer not only from the traumatic experience of sectarian persecution and their escape from Iraq, but also from the stress and fatigue of their long-lasting transit to nowhere. Their narratives show a profound distress and a struggle for survival that is both psychological and economical, since their (il)legal status as 'guests' denies them the possibility of obtaining work permits.

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Living from the Nerves

Deportability, Indeterminacy, and the 'Feel of Law' in Migrant Moscow

Madeleine Reeves

While deportability has elicited interest as a legal predicament facing migrant workers, less attention has been given to the way in which this condition of temporal uncertainty shapes migrants' everyday encounters with state agents. Drawing on ethnography among Kyrgyzstani migrant workers in Moscow, I show that in conditions of documentary uncertainty 'legal residence' depends upon successfully enacting a right to the city and the personalization of the state. Alongside fear and suspicion, this space of legal uncertainty is characterized by a sense of abandon and awareness of the performativity of law. I explore 'living from the nerves' as an ethnographic reality for Kyrgyzstani migrant workers and as an analytic for developing a more variegated account of state power and its affective resonances in contemporary Russia.

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Institutions of Confinement as Sites of Passage

The Mètis of Foreign Nationals Caught in the Wars on Terror, Drugs and Immigration

Carolina S. Boe

see me later today? I smile back at him, ‘Of course! Right after this appointment. Good news, the reform on deportation was just voted into law. We should be able to get your deportation order cancelled’. He thanks me and shakes my hand warmly, and

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Immigrant Sanctuary or Danger

Health Care and Hospitals in the United States

Beatrix Hoffman

facilities have also flagged immigrant patients as “public charges” and reported them for repatriation and deportation. Providers that ignore immigration status have mostly done so on an ad hoc basis, and such informal sanctuary protections could crumble

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The sanctioning state

Official permissiveness and prohibition in India

Ajay Gandhi

as prohibition. This ambiguous dynamic is observed among Mumbai’s detention and deportation authorities, as they deal with undocumented or unauthorized migrants from Bangladesh and countries in Africa. 1 The state’s double-edged capacity to sanction