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Privatizing immigration may have deadly outcomes

Article in the New York Times by Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen

Controlling borders and immigration have long been a key function of the state. But migration management is increasingly being taken over by private contractors — often with dangerous results.

In this article Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen explores the growing privatization in this area and its double effect in undermining the human rights of migrants and blurring public oversight and accountability.
The article is based on the forthcoming volume co-edited with Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, The Migration Industry: The Commercialization of International Migration, Routledge (Global Institutions series).

Read the article in the New York Times here.

Pre-order the book here.


Updated: 03/04/12