Approaching the discussion on the production of migrant illegality, this paper analyzes the Spanish case focusing the attention on the consequences of the relations between the logics of political power and economic power in the categorization of undocumented migrants. The first part of the paper briefly reviews the latest and most outstanding contributions to the critical study of illegality, examining which dimensions participate in the process of illegalization according to these proposals. In the second part I suggest that in the age of neo liberalism the production of migrant illegality can be understood as a process of accumulation by dispossession attending to the relation established between the State and capital. Finally, the process of illegalization that has taken place in Spain in the last decades is explored.
Cámara, N. G. (2012). Desposesión; producción de irregularidad: La gestión de las migraciones en la era del neoliberalismo. Arbor, 188(755), 559–572. https://doi.org/10.3989/arbor.2012.755n3008