Biopolítica e inmigración: restricciones y profanaciones en el sistema de asilo en España (2019-2023)

Translated title of the contribution: Biopolitics and immigration: restrictions and desecrations in the asylum system in Spain (2019-2023)

Guillermo Andrés Duque Silva, Diana Marcela Pérez Bolaños, Andrés Sandoval Sarrias

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Abstract

The biopolitical control of the asylum seeker in the eu carried out by three legal mechanisms is analyzed: Frontex, Eurodac and the Dublin Regulation, and the resistance practices of immigrants to this control. Methodologically, a theoretical documentary review on biopolitics and a survey of 1 478 asylum seekers in Spain between 2021 and 2023 was implemented. It is concluded that this population brings together the elements that characterize Homo sacer and that, in response to this, they desecrate the control devices, generating a form-of-life in a community that extrapolates its own rules to the Law, as Agamben proposes. However, it is shown that this extralegal life is transitory and, therefore, does not coincide with the Agambenian ideal of the highest poverty but reveals its practical difficulties. The basis of an ethic of action adjusted to the reality of the immigrant are proposed, which goes beyond the Agambenian form-of-life.

Translated title of the contributionBiopolitics and immigration: restrictions and desecrations in the asylum system in Spain (2019-2023)
Original languageSpanish
Article numbere137
JournalEstudios Fronterizos
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - 31 Jan 2024

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