Enforcement refers to the range of measures that can be exercised on non-citizens in order to require them to comply with immigration controls. It takes place both at the border and within state territory, and can also be outsourced to third countries. As well as detention and deportation (see above) it includes processes such as identity checks, workplace raids and border policing.



Journal Articles

Immigration Enforcement and Children’s Living Arrangements

Catalina Amuedo‐Dorantes & Esther Arenas‐Arroyo

Immigration enforcement and economic resources of children with likely unauthorized parents

Esther Arenas-Arroyo, Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Almudena Sevilla

Working Papers

Immigrant enforcement and children’s living arrangements

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Esther Arenas-Arroyo

Immigrant fertility in the midst of intensified enforcement

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes & Esther Arenas-Arroyo

Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

What does the 2015 election mean for migration to the UK?

Rob McNeil, Madeleine Sumption and Carlos Vargas-Silva


Border Security: Discourses and Practices in the UK

COMPAS Communications | April 2013 – 2016

Does Immigration Enforcement Matter (DIEM)?

COMPAS Communications | November 2013 - July 2017

Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK

COMPAS Communications | January 2010 – June 2012