CIPE Workshop - From refugee protection to double punishment: Examining the institutional production of immigration penality
Trans women refugees in Canada are frequent targets of criminal law enforcement, and are commonly ensnared in a nexus of double punishment - subjected to both criminal and immigration penality. This paper examines immigration penality through the institutional texts that coordinate the work of immigration and border control agents, and situates these texts in conversation with migrant trans women’s own encounters with law enforcement. Drawing on feminist legal theory, this paper reflects on methodological approaches to research and advocacy at the intersections of refugee protection and immigration penality.
Nora Butler Burke is a doctoral student at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Studies on Society and Culture, Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
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