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Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales

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TORRE CANTALAPIEDRA, Eduardo. Human Rights and Strategies of Concealment and Legitimization in the National Institute of Migration Discourse on Transit Migration. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2019, vol.64, n.237, pp.119-146.  Epub Nov 07, 2019. ISSN 0185-1918.

The objective of this paper is to analyze the discoursive strategies used by the National Institute of Migration (INM) in its texts regarding migration in transit through Mexican territory for political ends. For its achievement, Concealment and legitimation strategies are analyzed in 161 INM press releases of the referring to its actions regarding irregular transit migration in Mexico. With both strategies, this paper intends to discoursively (re)legitimize the policies and actions of migratory control carried out by the Mexican government, relying on the discourse of human rights.

Keywords : international migration; migration policy; human rights; discursive strategies; National Institute of Migration.

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