“Those who come to do harm”: The Framings of Immigration Problems in Costa Rican Immigration Law

@inproceedings{Fouratt2014ThoseWC,
  title={“Those who come to do harm”: The Framings of Immigration Problems in Costa Rican Immigration Law},
  author={Caitlin E. Fouratt},
  year={2014}
}
type="main" xml:id="imre12073-abs-0001"> This article examines the political rationales at work behind the particularly repressive 2006 Costa Rican immigration law and subsequent immigration reform process and resulting 2010 law through an analysis of two rival framings of immigration in Costa Rica. First, I examine how the rushed nature of the 2006 law constructed a crisis in which migrants, particularly Nicaraguans, represented urgent threats to national security. Next, I examine the 2010 law… CONTINUE READING