Accession Number : ADA555541


Title :   Deportation of Gang Members: Sub-Optimal Solution for Both America and Mexico


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT


Personal Author(s) : Wright, Erik C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a555541.pdf


Report Date : 28 Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : The United States has relied upon deportation as a primary tool to break up street gangs, because a large percentage of street gang members in the United States are in the country illegally. This paper illustrates how deportation has been ineffective at reducing the spread of street gangs in the United States. It also describes the adverse effects that the deportation of gang members has had upon Mexico, which receives the dominant portion of its deportees from the United States. Finally, the paper draws conclusions concerning the framing of the gang problem, and recommends steps that should be taken to help solve the gang problem and make deportation a more viable element of the solution set.


Descriptors :   *CRIMINALS , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS , *MEXICO , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *RELOCATION , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , COUNTERMEASURES , CRIMES , DRUG SMUGGLING , INSTABILITY , INTERAGENCY COORDINATION , LAW ENFORCEMENT , NARCOTICS , POLICIES , REMOVAL


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE