Humanitarian discourse on asylum seekers and the criminalization of immigrants, though apparently exclusive, combine to produce the foreigner as an absolute ‘Other’. A critique of ‘migration management’ in Belgium.
Member of Migrations et luttes sociales (MLS); researcher in Sociology at the Group for research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality (GERME) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles; and fellow at the Fonds National de Recherche Scientifique. He is currently finishing his PhD on immigration detention in Belgium. Previously he has worked on border control at the airport and on the legal position of immigration detainees in Belgium.