Accession Number : ADA580156


Title :   The Securitization of Migration: An Analysis of United States Border Security and Migration Policy Toward Mexico


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS


Personal Author(s) : Garrett, James M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a580156.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : By examining securitization speech acts and the organizational behavior of the agencies tasked with controlling border security and immigration, this thesis will examine the consequences of security discourse on United States policies for the borderlands, the impact of escalating speech acts for the securitization of those key territories, and the limits placed upon political leaders and relevant organizations by institutional forces. Specifically, the thesis will examine the implementation and consequences of guest-worker programs between the United States and Mexico during World War I and World War II. In addition, the thesis will examine how organizational behavior shaped the ability of United States government agencies to implement and enforce border security and labor policy.


Descriptors :   *BORDER SECURITY , *HISTORY , *IMMIGRATION , *LABOR , *MEXICO , *MIGRATION , *POLICIES , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , FIRST WORLD WAR , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INTERDICTION , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , SECOND WORLD WAR , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE