If an immigrant commits a criminal act, he is first put in jail, and after he comes out, he is deported. They call this double punishment. You see, the immigrant has already “paid for” his crime according to the law by serving his time. If the criminal was a citizen, then he'd only be put in jail. No country deports criminals -I suppose there is compatriatism even for criminals, “our” criminals are fine. But if you are not a native of a place, the moment you are labeled a criminal you are also unwanted in the country.
Thinking about it... Why don't we deport those British/Italian/Turkish etc. men who beat up their wives, or kill their girlfriends? We really should deport them too. Is there anybody who wants to live with such people in their community? We make a special island for them, they live amongst each other. They leave us alone, to live in peace.
In fact, there should be a special country denoted to different kinds of criminals. A country for felony charges, where people who have been charged with felony in every country, any place in the world is sent to. Another for misdemeanors. One for homicide, another for theft.
Aaah, see? That's a great idea!
Only another mugger outruns a mugger. The criminals would cook each other's goose. No need for prison guards. They'd have their own country to themselves. Like belongs to like. Closer in kin than “nations.” Nation-state is a myth. Criminal state would not be.
Yes yes, very good idea: Ship offending people overseas, set up a new country for them instead of putting them in prisons and paying for them. They stay in their big country and take care of themselves. They'll feel welcome among similar character types. :)
So basically, countries would be open prisons. Their borders would be like the walls of prisons.
Wait a second... Actually, countries are open air prisons! Giant ones.
Don't you see the similarity? Prisons have guards checking for parole papers of anybody who tries to walk out, we have border guards at the gate of our prisons we call countries. Immigration officers check to see if our parole papers are in order before letting us out or in the country. Oh, airlines are also made agents serving to help check us. The system is all set up to make us stand at attention.
As the concept is so familiar, it should be easy to make the switch. Open all prison gates, deport each criminal to his assigned “country”, shuffle other people, close down the borders. Done.
Rulers are keen on building walls anyway, let the walls built be the walls of new open air prisons for specific types of criminals. You are fine, I am fine. We are all fine.
But what about movement in the new organization of the world?