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. Topics discussed include:
* forced dispersal of asylum seekers
* local authority and voluntary sector regulations
* nationalism, racism, class and 'fairness'
* strategies for resistance to controls
* USA 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 exisited since the introduction of controls in 1905.
From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls will provide a valuable resource for all those professionals who come into contact with the issues surrounding immigration.
|Series editor's preface|
|List of contributors|
|Introduction: locating the debate||p. 1|
|Nationalism, racism and immigration control: from anti-racism to anti-capitalism||p. 11|
|From aliens to asylum seekers: a history of immigration controls and welfare in Britain||p. 30|
|Immigration controls and class||p. 47|
|Immigration and welfare reforms in the United States through the lens of mixed-status families||p. 59|
|Family life and the pursuit of immigration controls||p. 83|
|From a shambles to a new apartheid: local authorities, dispersal and the struggle to defend asylum seekers||p. 106|
|From welfare to authoritarianism: the role of social work in immigration controls||p. 126|
|Dining with the devil: the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act and the voluntary sector||p. 141|
|From safety net to exclusion: ending social security in the UK for 'persons from abroad'||p. 157|
|The 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act and how to challenge it: a legal view||p. 187|
|Fair immigration controls - or none at all?||p. 203|
|In and against the state of immigration controls: strategies for resistance||p. 220|
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Series: The State Ofwelfare
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 22nd November 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1