Crimmigration, Capital, and Consequences, 5th Biennial CINETS Conference (OR)

Thursday, September 24, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, September 26, 2020 (All day)

The Crimmigration Control International Network of Studies (CINETS) is pleased to invite you to our fifth biennial international conference, which will be held in partnership with Lewis & Clark’s 25th annual Business Law Forum.  For the first time, Oxford-based Border Criminologies will join CINETS as a co-host for this event.  

Crimmigration, the merging of immigration enforcement and criminal justice regimes, has rapidly become the dominant response to human mobility around the globe.  Crimmigration has emerged, ironically, in tandem with growing economic globalization. For capital, national borders have virtually disappeared, while the walls, virtual and literal, are growing higher for workers and others who need mobility to thrive, and even survive.  Race, ethnicity, and personal wealth matter in who gains entry. Are fairness, justice, and inclusion, values that democratic societies hold dear, to be available only on a members-only basis? What is the role of capital in fomenting human mobility and profiting from the barriers that governments are erecting to deter immigrants?  How can we resist the bordering trend that works selectively against those most in need? This conference will treat crimmigration and bordering holistically as systems nested within economy and society in subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways.

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What: Crimmigration, Capital, and Consequences, 5th Biennial CINETS Conference

When: September 24-26, 2020

Where: Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon