Remote Control of Asylum Seekers: The US Experience

Symposium

Remote Control of Asylum Seekers: The US Experience

Professor FitzGerald argues that the US government has built an expanding set of concentric rings of control around its territory. The effect – and often the intent – is to prevent asylum seekers from reaching the US to lodge claims or enjoy the full procedural rights of those on US territory. Within each of these rings, however, there are limits to the government’s ability to keep out asylum seekers. Professor FitzGerald will discuss US efforts towards ‘remote control’ of asylum seekers – on sea, land, air, and in countries of origin – and the role of law, norms and politics in limiting them.

Presenter

  • Professor David FitzGerald
    Professor David FitzGerald , Theodore E. Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations