Migrants, Borders and National Security: US Immigration Policy since September 11, 2001

Migrants, Borders and National Security: US Immigration Policy since September 11, 2001

The paper discusses US immigration law, policy and practice following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is divided into several chapters detailing refugees and asylum seekers, border and interior enforcement, anti-terror measures and developments in the detention system. It argues that in fighting terrorism, it is counterproductive to isolate the 30 million foreign-born residents of the US or lose sight of its value for liberty in pursuit of security.