On 19 March 2024, our team got together for our tenth journal club dedicated to the book “Migration Control and Access to Welfare: The Precarious Inclusion of Irregular Migrants in Norway”, by Mary-Anne Karlsen (2021). Through an ethnographic exploration, the author investigated the dynamics between the Norwegian welfare state, immigration policies, and irregularised migrants. Within different concepts of geopolitical management of territory and biopolitical management of populations, Karlsen found out that state borders are reproduced, negotiated, and tested daily, in the interactions between healthcare service providers and irregularised migrants. From the perspective of E-BoP, the book presented interesting insights on the role of time (temporariness) and space (borders) in migration scenarios, which can be applied in the broader context of the role of private agents in managing labour migration.