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Unpublished Paper
Blackwater and the Privatization of Immigration Control
(2007)
  • Robert E. Koulish, Goucher College
Abstract
This paper documents the privatization of immigration control being led by the Blacwater Inc. invasion of the border. Preety much the same time that Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki said he would expel Backwater from Iraw, Salon Magazine documented that Blackwater was headed to the US-Mexico Border. I argue that Blackwater symbolizes the privatization of immigration control as well as a larger integration of immigration control with what Klein refers to as a post 9/11 neo-liberal economic shock doctrine. The paper focuses on how the Courts have participated in in the phenomenon through "non-decision," with a focus on the patriot act, plenary powers and state action doctrines.
Keywords
  • immigration,
  • privatization
Disciplines
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
Robert E. Koulish. "Blackwater and the Privatization of Immigration Control" (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_koulish/3/