Christin Achermann

Restricting Immigration: Practices, Experiences and Resistance

Nation-states have the sovereign right to control migration to and on their territory. They do so, among others, by appplying measures that aim at preventing irregular migration and at making those people, whose presence is unlawful, leave the territory. Nevertheless, certain foreign nationals enter the territory illegally whereas others resist attempts to their removal and cannot be excluded from the Swiss territory – be it due to human rights issues, to practical obstacles, or other reasons.

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