02 Feb
2010

Reframing ‘immigration’

What if instead of thinking of immigration increases as a discrete nameable and soluble/containable problem, we thought of them as part of globalisation, as an inevitable and totally unsurprising consequence of virtually untrammelled economic globalisation?

What if we added that it is appalling that the WTO, big corporations and neo-liberal politicians do all they can to facilitate the free movement of goods, but are quite willing to clamp down viciously on the free movement of people? How dare our governments bar people a right that they insist on allowing to commodities?!

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