Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant
Book by Eithne Luibhéid, University of Arizona
Reviewed by Sean H. Wang, Syracuse University
Sean H. Wang, a doctoral student and National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at Syracuse University, reviews Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant. The book examines state regulation of sexuality as a method of restricting immigration. It specifically looks at the portrayal of pregnant migrants as “welfare moochers” who abuse jus soli citizenship laws in Ireland (since abolished). The author draws on queer theory to explore the policing of sexuality of migrant populations and the struggle over legal status.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12202.