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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC336H1
Professor
Brasch
Semester
Fall

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The Securitization of Migration: A Racial Discourse (Ibrahim) - Due to assertions from international organizations, migration is seen as a threat to the liberal world - Government laws and policies are an outcome of discourse, and reaffirm discourse - The use of cultural difference as a criterion for exclusion can be understood as a racist discourse - In order to provide security for their population, nations develop traditions o Through the disruption of existing traditions, immigrants, who bring with them different cultures, imbalance the nation o It is thus seen as rational to preserve ones culture through the exclusion of other cultural groups - The securitization of migration discourse has been cemented by the fear that migrants may be supporters for insurgencies (terrorist activities) - Uninvited migrantsunskilled migrantsgo counter to those migrants Canada seeks to attract, mainly wealthy investors and skilled migrants o By rejecting the unskilled migrant, Canada is attempting to separate itself from the rising disorder of the South - The rejection of migrants base
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