Just have a look at my comment below, for an article on the site of the publisher Verso Books:
Immigration is nothing to do with the question of deserving or not deserving this or that. Immigration is an entitlement, a legal provision; to confuse entitlements with desert is to confound a legal category with a morally charged ethical notion.
I further add:
Both far right populists and the ‘Worthy Left’ elements of the left reduce the question of immigration to mere sentimentalism and moralism, rather than serious, reality-based critique and discussion.
Those who treat exclusion as a moral absolute are wrong. They are detached from reality.
Those who treat inclusion as a moral absolute are wrong. They are detached from reality.
The shameless depoliticizing of immigration, under the guise of political discussion, is troubling.
To make this complicated and sensitive issue a rhetorical and emotive football is nonsensical and thoroughly self-serving. Immigration cannot be taken seriously as a political issue when it is reduced to the primitive, raw, pre-reflexive sentiment of bleeding-heart leftists OR bleeding-fist rightists.
As Zizek has so often said on a variety of issues, drily hat-tipping Stalin:
Which one is worse? They are both worse!
For Zizek, this means they are both founded on the same error.