Seeking asylum : human smuggling and bureaucracy at the border / Alison Mountz.

In July 1999, Canadian authorities intercepted four boats off the coast of British Columbia carrying nearly six hundred Chinese citizens who were being smuggled into Canada. Government officials held the migrants on a Canadian naval base, which it designated a port of entry. As one official later re...

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Main Author: Mountz, Alison.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2010.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:In July 1999, Canadian authorities intercepted four boats off the coast of British Columbia carrying nearly six hundred Chinese citizens who were being smuggled into Canada. Government officials held the migrants on a Canadian naval base, which it designated a port of entry. As one official later recounted to the author, the Chinese migrants entered a legal limbo, treated as though they were walking through a long tunnel of bureaucracy to reach Canadian soil. The "long tunnel thesis" is the basis of Alison Mountz's wide-ranging investigation into the power of states to change the relationship between geography and law as they negotiate border crossings.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxiii, 209 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780816673575
0816673578
0816665370
9780816665372
0816665389
9780816665389
9781452946405
145294640X