Immigration has been connected to crime, and (in)security for many decades now in the media and other popular discourses. The arrival of migrants is often explicitly and implicitly framed as an unstoppable natural phenomena or invading hordes and terrorists, and their presence is discussed in terms of socio-cultural and economic burdens, problems of integration, unemployment and crime. Canada is, of course, no exception. This book, on migration, detention and deportation in Canada starts with an overview in which Pratt introduces the reader to the basic thrust of her thesis followed by a presentation of the draconian framework of migration (and related initiatives) in a number of industrially advanced countries as well in supranational entities like the EU. This part of the chapter...

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