In this groundbreaking work, Kamal Sadiq reveals that most of the world's illegal immigrants are not migrating directly to the US, but to countries in the vast developing world. And when they arrive in countries like India and Malaysia--which are often governed by weak and erratic bureaucracies--they are able to obtain citizenship papers fairly easily. Sadiq introduces "documentary citizenship" to explain how paperwork--often falsely obtained--confers citizenship on illegal immigrants. Once immigrants obtain documents, Sadiq writes, it is a relatively simple matter for, say, an Afghan migrant with Pakistani papers to pass himself off as a Pakistani citizen both in Pakistan and abroad. Across the globe, there are literally tens of millions of such illegal immigrants who have assumed the guise of "citizens." Who, then, is really a citizen? And what does citizenship mean for most of the world's peoples? Rendered in vivid detail, Paper Citizens not only shows how illegal immigrants acquire false papers, but also sheds light on the consequences this will have for global security in the post 9/11 world.
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Kamal Sadiq is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.
"Paper Citizens is truly pathbreaking. It is probably the most impressive and important book ever written about illegal immigration within the developing world-a subject that tends to be glossed over in an immigration debate too narrowly preoccupied with population flows from poor to rich countries. More broadly, this book is one of the finest examples of how researchers can measure the unmeasurable and make the invisible world more visible."
-Peter Andreas, Brown University
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