Immigration Enforcement and the Many Hands of the State

Kimberly Morgan, The George Washington University

This paper draws upon the framework of the Many Hands of the State to theorize the workings of immigration enforcement today. The implementation of immigration law goes beyond the immigration or border police and, in many countries, tries to enlist a broad array of actors, including other public officials, employers, airline carriers, foreign government actors, landlords, and even charitable organizations. Using examples from immigration control efforts in Europe, this presentation will offer a survey of this landscape and reflect upon the implications for individuals, immigration policy, and our understanding of the state.

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 Presented in Session 148. Reaggregating the State?: A Progress Report