The UK’s detention of children, asylum seekers, women, and “foreign offenders” has been the subject of countless demonstrations, lawsuits, studies, and official investigations. Despite official calls for reforms and the pending closure of some controversial dentition sites, the numbers of people placed in immigration detention in the UK continues to grow.
The Republic of China has adopted important immigration reforms in recent years, including limiting the detention of vulnerable groups.
Croatia, the newest EU member state, has received millions of Euros from the EU to boost its immigration detention system.
To cope with increased numbers of arriving asylum seekers, Slovenia has tightened its immigration controls, erected wire fencing along its borders, and introduced stringent new asylum legislation. The number of people detained for immigration-related reasons rose from 337 in 2014 to 2,338 in 2015.
CINETS Conference 2016. Three GDP papers were presented at the 3rd Annual CINETS Conference, “Crimmigration in the Shadow of Sovereignty,” held at the University of Maryland on 6-7 October 2016: Galina Cornelisse, “The Constitutionalisation of Immigration Detention“; Matthew Flynn, “Capitalism and Immigration Control“; and Michael Flynn, “Detained Beyond the Sovereign.”