The notion of human agency in migration is vital, in the case of Jiménez, seen as a form of resistance to the international neoliberal economic policies and abusive policies, in her case, applied to Moroccan teenagers from Morocco migrating to Europe. She unveils her research through the context of the compassion industry. The context is a socio-anthropological interpretation on border policies and the process of securitization in Southern borders of Europe, on the basis of the analysis of the functioning of border regimes (from the definition of a legal, technological and ideological framework), constrained by forms of institutional abuse (arrest, reunification, expulsion, denial of rights, criminalization).In sum, Jiménez opens up many key issues on the research of migration and borders: what is the meaning for migrant and child human rights (not solely the treaties, but the broader ideals), the role of government policies, the role of humanitarian NGO’s and social service providers, and the growing issue of unaccompanied minor migrants throughout the world? How autonomy and agency is useful in order to improve their lives, or are their lives just subject to the control of others?
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