Concepts on border control of the immigration movements supporters in the Great Britain

  • M. D. Lada T. Shevchenko national university of Kyiv Address: 64/13, Volodymyrs’ka Str., Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine
Keywords: migration, immigration policy, free borders, refugees, racism, Teresa Hayter, UK


Due to the current activization of immigration movements towards Europe the problem of border control and possibility of free migration has become especially topical and critical in political and social discussion in the countries of the European Union and Great Britain in particular. The arguments of free border supporters in modern Great Britain are reviewed in terms of the research of works by Teresa Hayter. Teresa Hayter – scientist, publicist, active participant of the antiracist movement and one of the most radical supporters of «free migration» in Great Britain Her views were fully presented in the monograph «Open borders: case against immigration controls» (first edition 2000, second – 2004, third – 2015). The key arguments of the supporters of active migration movements include the very idea of such movements being objectively and historically predetermined, while their control or preventing is a form of discrimination. Teresa Hayter debunks a range of myths and stereotypes concerning this problem, in particular the effectiveness of repressive methods of control and absolutely negative consequences for the population and country caused by these movements. The researcher states that the only way to ensure that the refuges are truly protected is to eliminate immigration control. Such sphere of government policy as immigration regulation and control is a form of racism. The majority of her arguments have moral and political context. On the other hand, they can be a special source of studying social discussion of the issue of free borders and migration processes in Great Britain.

Author Biography

M. D. Lada, T. Shevchenko national university of Kyiv Address: 64/13, Volodymyrs’ka Str., Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine


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How to Cite
Lada, M. D. (2016). Concepts on border control of the immigration movements supporters in the Great Britain. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 19(2), 95-99.