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About Luke de Noronha

Luke de Noronha is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology at the University of Oxford (COMPAS), exploring the deportation of ex-offenders from the UK to Jamaica, and associate lecturer in psychosocial studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. He tweets at @LukeEdeNoronha.

Articles by Luke de Noronha

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

The ‘Windrush generation’ and ‘illegal immigrants’ are both our kin

As well as newfound sympathy for the Windrush generation, we should remember that ‘illegal immigrants’ are our kin, especially if we are to challenge the racism of the ‘hostile environment’.

‘Foreign criminals’ and victims of trafficking—fantasies, categories and control

Casting migrants and smugglers as 'victims and villains' allows states to play saviour and legitimates immigration enforcement as the sole appropriate response.

‘Foreign criminals’ – questioning the consensus

It's taken as a given that foreign criminals should be deported. But is it really sensible or justified?

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