Deportation of Gang Members: Sub-Optimal Solution for Both America and Mexico
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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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.
- Government and Political Science
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