Category Archives: immigration

Immigration Acts and health bills

By: Myriam Cherti, Senior Researcher, COMPAS The Immigration Act 2014 heralds a new ‘crackdown’ on so-called ‘health tourism’ in the UK. The two main changes to health policy that it enacts are designed to control the supposed ‘burden’ that immigrants … Continue reading

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Gender and Migration: Reflecting on the Debate

By: Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS Women are no longer rendered invisible in the migratory process. Their movement―as workers, as refugees, as partners, dependants, and students―is now firmly on the agenda. While this is … Continue reading

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Securing a Good (Female) Coyote: Women and the Facilitation of Extralegal Border Crossings

By: Gabriella Sanchez, Assistant Professor at the Center for the Advancement of Children, Youth, and Families at the Catholic University of America. This post is part of the joint blog series on ‘Gender and Migration’ co-hosted by Border Criminologies and COMPAS. Posts in … Continue reading

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The right to have rights: Safeguarding children from destitution

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher The legal framework that governs how a child in Britain with migrant parents can access welfare rights is incredibly complex: on the one hand, a century of immigration and nationality legislation that … Continue reading

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Gender, Migration, ‘Trafficking’ and the Troublesome Relationship between Agency and Force


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