Border Crossings: A Look at the Very Real Threat of Cross Border Gangs to the U.S

  • Corbiscello G
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Abstract

Faced with federal legislators turning a blind eye on the growing violence regarding immigration into the US, the article studies Central American (drugs & arms smuggling) gangs such as the Border Brothers, the Sinaloan Cowboys, & Mara Salvatrucha X3, their origins & mode of operation, (the effects of) the US policy of deportation to the country of origin in both the US & the country of origin (where gangs are often viewed as a threat to national security as terrorism is to the US), the situation on the Mexican-US border & additional complications brought on by NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, & a chapter dedicated to the smuggling of humans. So while the US seem unable to decide whether or not to prevent its citizens from what is viewed as a downright foreign invasion, Mexico and other Central American countries are threatening to sue the US in international courts to prevent the country from closing its borders. Thus lancing the control of criminal groups accompanying illegal aliens into the far future, while border related violence, torture and killing continues, with 2.000 homicides in the first ten months of 2007. O. van Zijl

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Borders
  • *El Salvador
  • *Gangs
  • *Mexico
  • *National Security
  • *Transnationalism
  • *United States of America
  • 2151: social problems and social welfare
  • article
  • juvenile delinquency

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