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dc.contributor.advisorGiraldo, Jeanne K.
dc.contributor.authorStambersky, Shannon Blaney.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:39Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:39Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4679
dc.description.abstractThe United States was attacked by terrorists in 2001, and the country entered into a highly publicized debate on how to keep the country safe. Immigration reform to counter the ability of terrorists to circumvent U.S. immigration laws became the focus of much anti-terrorism legislation. Many immigration laws, especially concerning the deportability of an individual, which had been in place since the mid-1990s, were expanded and additional enforcement mechanisms created. However, policies emplaced have created new challenges with cooperation with Latin America due to the overwhelming impact the laws have had on Latin Americans, whether documented or undocumented. Additionally, the laws are written and passed due to the political pressure resulting from acts of terrorism, but there are significant provisions that can be applied to countering criminal activity. The broad approach has sent contradictory messages to Latin America in comparison to U.S. plans for economic integration. The impact on cooperation from Latin America is just one way the overall strategic goals of the United States have been affected by deportation policy. As the United States seeks faster mechanisms to emplace borders and return non-citizens, Latin America must reintegrate them into a society that is improperly prepared to deal with them. This strategy may serve the short-term goals of the United States if it was effectively implemented, but the sheer amounts of undocumented immigrants in this country do not make that possible. Additionally, deportation policy has not addressed the long-term goals of U.S. security strategy to promote freedom and economic opportunity to counter terrorism and crime.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/deportationssecu109454679
dc.format.extentx, 91 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshDeportationen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshEmigration and immigration lawen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational securityen_US
dc.titleDeportations securing America or running in circles?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderClunan, Anne.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Army (USA) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc426038172
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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