Ana’s project documents existing arrangements and practices in the policing of immigration status, and examines the everyday operation of immigration-police cooperation in England. Focused on two major regional police forces, the project evaluates the joint enforcement operation between the police and the regional branches of the Home Office’s Immigration Compliance and Enforcement team. It also examines the cross-border dimensions of migration policing as a novel dimension of international policing. The ultimate objective of Ana’s research is to document and scrutinize how the new policy emphasis on foreign nationals in British domestic policing has brought to the fore the role of the police in mediating belonging and has legitimized extraterritorial interventions. Her research will offer new insights on the internationalization of criminal justice and will chart a new, exciting research agenda on policing, mobility and globalization. Based on this project, she has published a journal article and is currently working on a book.
This project has been generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council and by the University of Warwick’s Impact Fund and Research.