Jeremy Harding , “‘Go home or face arrest’,” London Review of Books, 1 August 2013
Three years ago in Arizona, Russell Pearce, the leader of the state senate, hit the ‘illegal’ button, and a strange thing happened: authorised migrants and citizens of non-US extraction – often the first to call for stricter immigration targets – changed their position and started muttering about racism. Meanwhile, as the round-ups began, thousands of unauthorised workers left for neighbouring states and the local economy went from steep decline to death row.
Unauthorised arrivals by boat have always been a prickly issue in Australia.
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