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Border control is out of control

Andersson, Ruben (2015) Border control is out of control. Discovery Society, 17.

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It is without doubt one of the most iconic migration images of 2014. On 22 October, some dozen undocumented African migrants are caught on camera by a Spanish activist as they straddle the triple fence surrounding Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. Outside lies the wild grass and craggy rocks of the Moroccan borderlands; inside awaits a verdant golf lawn. The two golfers, indifferent to the fence-straddlers, are dressed in immaculate whites; the migrants, in shabby rags. To their right a border guard in riot gear eases himself onto the fence, ready to confront those trespassing on the manicured gardens of “Fortress Europe”.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: International Development
Conflict and Civil Society
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 12:55
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 23:10

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