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Anna Pratt, Securing Borders: Detention and Deportation in Canada (Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press 2005)
IN THE POST-9/11 world the issue of who gains access to a country, under what conditions they might enter, and for what causes they might be held and/or deported has risen in prominence. But in fact this issue has been an issue of concern to western states, Canada specifically, for a century. Security Borders briefly surveys the historical development of procedures for detention and deportation of non-Canadians who are deemed to be unwelcome, but pays special attention to the post-World War II era, and, more particularly, to the situation today.