Sociology seminar series - Workplace raids and fines: The (un)intended consequences on undocumented migrants and ethnic enclave employers
|Dates:||1 October 2014|
|Times:||13:45 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Alice Bloch|
Employer sanctions, in the form of raids on businesses thought to be employing people who do not have permission to work in the UK and fines for those businesses found to be employing workers without permission to work or in breach of visa stipulations are used as a method of in-border migration control.
Drawing on qualitative interviews with undocumented migrants and ethnic enclave employers in London, the paper will examine the impact of sanctions from the perspectives of those who have been or are most likely to be affected. More specifically, the paper will explore individual experiences of, and strategies against, immigration enforcement raids, the effect of raids on the labour market, conditions of work and more widely, on local community relations.
Professor Alice Bloch
Organisation: University of Manchester
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Boardroom, 2nd floor
Arthur Lewis Building