Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136401848
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: locating the debate 1
2 Nationalism, racism and immigration control: from anti-racism to anti-capitalism 11
3 From aliens to asylum seekers: a history of immigration controls and welfare in Britain 30
4 Immigration controls and class 47
5 Immigration and welfare reforms in the United States through the lens of mixed-status families 59
6 Family life and the pursuit of immigration controls 83
7 From a shambles to a new apartheid: local authorities, dispersal and the struggle to defend asylum seekers 106
8 From welfare to authoritarianism: the role of social work in immigration controls 126
9 Dining with the devil: the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act and the voluntary sector 141
10 From safety net to exclusion: ending social security in the UK for 'persons from abroad' 157
11 The 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act and how to challenge it: a legal view 187
12 Fair immigration controls - or none at all? 203
13 In and against the state of immigration controls: strategies for resistance 220
Index 235
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