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The Goals of Deportation

Daniel Kanstroom

in Aftermath

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199742721
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950348 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742721.003.0002
The Goals of Deportation

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The chapter considers the goals of the deportation system in light of U.S. immigration history, policies, and self-definition as a ‘nation of immigrants.’ It offers a functional definition of deportation and distinguishes extended border control (aimed at illegal immigration) from post-entry social control. It also notes the ethnic and racial aspects of the system and how it relates to crime and national security goals. It examines the culture of ICE and the Department of Homeland Security and examines such programs as the Secure Borders Initiative and Secure Communities.

Keywords: nation of immigrants; border control; social control; crime; ethnic; national security; ICE; Homeland Security; Secure Communities

Chapter.  10512 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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