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Pregnant on ArrivalMaking the Illegal Immigrant$
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Eithne Luibhéid

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680993

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680993.001.0001

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Counternarratives of Migration Law and Childbearing

Counternarratives of Migration Law and Childbearing

(p.55) Chapter 2 Counternarratives of Migration Law and Childbearing
Pregnant on Arrival

Eithne Luibhéid

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter Two uses interview narratives and participant observation to suggest that Ireland’s immigration and asylum system is reactive, poorly planned, and exclusionary, making it virtually impossible for immigrants or asylum seekers to gain legal status. Gaining residency through a child provided some migrants with an opportunity to negotiate these barriers.

Keywords:   Queer, Illegal immigration, Ethnic Studies, Transnational sexualities/feminisms, Ireland/ Irish studies, Citizenship, Asylum, Pregnant migrant

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