Edited by Katharyne Mitchell, Reece Jones and Jennifer L. Fluri
Chapter 19: Carceral mobility and flexible territoriality in immigration enforcement
In this chapter, the author traces the growing linkages between criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems in the United States, forced mobility between detention centers, alternative to detention, and externalization. Taken together, these practices show how detention is linked up with other spatial practices to ‘widen the net’ of detention and deportation in the United States. In addition, the institutional and infrastructural connections between criminal and immigration procedures show not only how they increasingly work together, but also how enforcement policy uses criminal procedures to produce detainable and deportable subjects. Detention is not a singular spatial practice of enclosure, but is embedded in broader networks of discipline mobility, legal practices, and criminalization that combine a range of spatial strategies to control human mobility. These different spatial practices of migration control demonstrate the ‘flexible territoriality’ of immigration policing.
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