In this short story, I aimed to explore deportability or the threat of deportation as a structuring force for the life of migrants through a fictionalised version of experiences of deportability of my family and friends. I further aimed to explore the entanglements of deportability with carcerality and race as an orientation.
Here, we can see how the threat of deportation can structure everyday life of migrants, by, for example, rendering public spaces inaccessible to them via policing. Here, we can see how race works as an orientation, as it shapes spaces, rendering them white or accessible to people of colour, thus resulting in a form of carcerality, as the movement of migrants that are threatened by deportation is limited to certain spaces, in which they also experience a strong vulnerability.