Statewatch article: RefNo# 36667
The encroaching border: international students
Statewatch News Online, June 2016
"The Immigration Act 2016 builds on measures implemented in the Immigration Act 2014 to further incorporate ordinary British citizens into performing the roles of border agents as part of their daily lives. The Acts intend to make migrants feel the presence of the border not just at boundaries between nations, but in the places we occupy on a daily basis: in our banks, places of worship, schools and universities, even our homes. Critical attention must be paid to the ways this Government continues to co-opt the public into covert and pernicious surveillance roles that demand citizens manage, monitor and report on migrants to the Home Office."

See: The encroaching border: international students (Right to Remain, link)

And see: A duty to inform? The outsourcing of state surveillance responsibilities to the British public by Max Rowlands (Statewatch Journal; vol 23 no 2 August 2013)


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