From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls / Edition 1

From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls / Edition 1

by Steve Cohen
     
 

This edited collection addresses theoretical, political and practical aspects of the connection between external immigration controls and internal welfare controls. It considers the implications for the both those subject to controls and those drawn into the web of implementing internal welfare controls. The book provides support to those unwittingly drawn into… See more details below

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This edited collection addresses theoretical, political and practical aspects of the connection between external immigration controls and internal welfare controls. It considers the implications for the both those subject to controls and those drawn into the web of implementing internal welfare controls. The book provides support to those unwittingly drawn into administering controls, showing how the role of welfare workers as immigration control enforcers is not a sudden imposition but has existed since the introduction of controls in 1905.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415250825
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/14/2001
Series:
The State of Welfare Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1Introduction: locating the debate1
2Nationalism, racism and immigration control: from anti-racism to anti-capitalism11
3From aliens to asylum seekers: a history of immigration controls and welfare in Britain30
4Immigration controls and class47
5Immigration and welfare reforms in the United States through the lens of mixed-status families59
6Family life and the pursuit of immigration controls83
7From a shambles to a new apartheid: local authorities, dispersal and the struggle to defend asylum seekers106
8From welfare to authoritarianism: the role of social work in immigration controls126
9Dining with the devil: the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act and the voluntary sector141
10From safety net to exclusion: ending social security in the UK for 'persons from abroad'157
11The 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act and how to challenge it: a legal view187
12Fair immigration controls - or none at all?203
13In and against the state of immigration controls: strategies for resistance220
Index235

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