Steve Cohen's Deportation Is Freedom!: The Orwellian World of Immigration PDF

By Steve Cohen

This e-book is a searing critique of ultra-modern immigration platforms. Former barrister Steve Cohen broadcasts that those platforms are deeply mistaken, and takes a clean examine the moral and political difficulties that encompass this arguable topic. Cohen proposes that present immigration controls are so inherently racist and irrational that they require the inventive dystopian principles contained inside George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" to effectively describe them. He seeks to appreciate the irrationality of those controls - entire with their very own model of newspeak, doublethink, reminiscence holes and concept police - and undertakes an incisive critique of immigration controls, revealing the nightmare international during which refugees, migrants and immigrants locate themselves. The e-book additionally scrutinizes the most recent advancements in united kingdom immigration laws and compares and contrasts the united kingdom adventure with that of alternative international locations. "Deportation is Freedom!" is a full of life but thought-provoking learn that might captivate somebody who cares in regards to the immigration platforms which are shaping our global at the present time. will probably be of specific curiosity to social staff, attorneys, social coverage makers and everyone politically engaged in immigration campaigning.

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It is everywhere. It is every room in which authority and power are exercised. ’ Room 101 is, for example, the British High Commission in Dacca, Bangladesh, where entry clearance officers pursue and invent self-contradictions (or ‘discrepancies’ as they also call them) in order to deny the entry of wives and children into the UK – through the simple expedient of denying that they are in fact ‘genuine’ wives or children. Discovery of the ‘discrepancy’ is the entry clearance officer’s pot of gold.

8 The seventeenth century, the emergence of the power of capital and the consolidation of the state, saw the first tentative steps towards a more comprehensive, though still very weak, system of regulation. There were appointed the Commissioners and Clerks of the Passage whose workings figure in the pages of Pepys’ diary. The role of these bureaucrats involved not just the examination of embarking passengers but also the licensing of vessels, control of the postal services and general direction of harbour activities.

So Davies, the drifter, who in this divide-and-rule world in which we live is also a racist (condemning the use of the same toilets by black and white people) says that papers proved his existence. In fact they were his existence. They defined who he was. Without them he was unable to move. 42 And here is further testimony to the maddening quality of documentation within immigration enforcement, from The Observer on 9 August 1987: ‘D’ sought sanctuary in Britain from East Africa where, amongst other tortures, his testicles were crushed.

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