This week, a conference entitled “In the Frame? Public and Political Discourses of Migration” was held in the University of Limerick. The aim of the conference was to untangle in how migration is represented in public and political forums. It was enlightening to see how migration is constructed in a range of geographical contexts (e.g. Ireland, the UK, Germany, Finland, Greece, Spain, Canada, the US) and the varying issues that stem from these representations.
The conference programme is available here. My paper examined on how “illegal immigration” in Ireland and the “undocumented” Irish in the US are portrayed by Irish Parliamentarians (conference slides are available here).