Immigration and the State: Fear, Greed and Hospitality by Alex Balch PDF

Human Rights

By Alex Balch

This ebook examines how and why liberalism and human rights have confirmed inadequate to guard immigrants. modern immigration structures are characterised by way of expanding complexity and increasing enforcement, and regularly criticized for violating human rights and for inflicting dying, exclusion and exploitation. The ‘migrant obstacle’ is also understood as a obstacle of hospitality for liberal democracies. via research of the immigration histories and political dynamics of england and the U.S., the publication explains how those archetypal liberal states have either sought to create a adverse atmosphere for undesirable immigrants. The e-book offers a clean and unique viewpoint at the improvement of immigration structures, exhibiting how they've got turn into topic to the politics of worry and greed, and revealing how varied traditions of hospitality have advanced, survived, and renewed.

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The fact that this left significant gaps in protection for immigrants became abundantly clear when, in 1972, Uganda revoked residency and expelled 60,000 of the country’s Asian minority, leading to many becoming stateless (see Chap. 6). The Human Rights Commission recognized there was a problem and asked Baroness Elles to produce a report for the Sub-Commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. The report concluded that: the problem of the protection and treatment of aliens is not transient, temporary or local, but continuing and universal.

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