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Irregular Immigrants in Australia and the United States - Rights, Realities, and Political Mobilization

Larking, Emma


This article considers the gap between the universal promise of human rights and the reality of the rights enjoyed by irregular immigrants in liberal democracies such as Australia and the United States. Against the idea that stronger international rights enforcement mechanisms will automatically improve the position of irregular immigrants, it argues that international law currently provides a warrant for the way in which countries like Australia and the United States treat irregular...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Rights
DOI: 10.1080/14754835.2015.1032218


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