What on earth is a welfare micropublic?

What on earth is a welfare micropublic?

When I first started telling colleagues and friends about Migrants and Solidarities: Negotiating deservingness in welfare micropublics (Solidarities), I was often greeted with the response: “Great project, but what on earth do you mean by welfare micropublics?” The...
Legal security and solidarity – what happened?

Legal security and solidarity – what happened?

Embarrassing! “refugee policy”Bullshit! and brown statisticsEmbarrassing! and ignorantThey bluff and lie until the lie becomes true Embarrassing! your whole policy isBullshit! and brown rhetoricEmbarrassing! if we surrenderWhen new fascism becomes...
Solidarities through movement

Solidarities through movement

It is often assumed that what is bad for migrants is good for citizens. Tougher immigration requirements – bad for migrants but protecting ‘our’ borders; restrictions on the right to work – bad for migrants, but safeguarding jobs for ‘us’; limiting access to the...
Immigration controls: from the ‘pauper alien’ to NRPF

Immigration controls: from the ‘pauper alien’ to NRPF

Most discussions of the UK’s ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ immigration rule would suggest that its origins lie in the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. The current iteration of the policy, which prevents people ‘subject to immigration control’ from accessing most...