”Illegality” and Bordering Politics surrounding Latinx Migrants: Through a Legal Lens
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This paper argues that “fear" or assumed danger regarding the Latinx body, is present due to how borders transfer on to the body, rather than how the border is embodied further discussed by author Paloma Villegas, and the ultimate confines of the state's mobility of white supremacy through law. This also brings about concepts of who has the right to live a meaningful life, and even who has the right to simply live. Then emerges the concept of hope for a borderless future. Author Mary Romero argued in 2008 that currently through popular discourse, members of society have learned to police one another; this system of policing, if reversed, offers opportunity for change. I n 2020, author Huertas argued that there is power in viewing the migrant as a political actor, who can act on behalf of society towards the premise of a borderless world.