Internalized Borders and Checkpoints: How Immigration Controls Became Normalized Tools for COVID-19 Responses in North America

Par Andréanne Bissonnette et Élisabeth Vallet
Journal of Borderlands Studies

This paper examines how checkpoints in North America were first implemented, their use and rationale, and how, through the recent pandemic, they have become public health response tools. Using content analysis and judicial review, this paper contributes to the discussion on border security and surveillance by analyzing checkpoints and how they were implemented in a non-border setting during the pandemic – as well as how their use marked new interior borders.

31 août 2021
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