CANCELLED: Seminar, Gabriella E. Sanchez (Arizona State University)
"The countering of migrant smuggling along the US Mexico Border and what it tells us about the European experience"
At Campus Luigi Einaudi
Graphic images of migrant suffering in the context of irregular journeys, and narratives that blame the tragedy on migrant smugglers singlehandedly, dominate much of the EU coverage on migration. This level of hyper-representation has systematically obscured the complexity present in the facilitation of irregular migration and the experiences of its actors. This presentation will provide an overview of the US smuggling market, describe the current state of smuggling governance along the US Mexico border, and what both say about counter-smuggling efforts in Europe today.