Blackwater and the Privatization of Immigration Control(2007)
AbstractThis 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.
Citation InformationRobert E. Koulish. "Blackwater and the Privatization of Immigration Control" (2007)
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