TITLE

Corrupción y contrabando de migrantes en Estados Unidos

AUTHOR(S)
Izcara Palacios, Simón Pedro
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Política y Gobierno;primer semestre del 2013, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
From the 1990’s the United States adopted a border enforcement strategy to discourage illegal immigrants from attempting to enter the country. However, tougher enforcement did not prevent migrant crossings. This paper, based on a qualitative methodology that includes in depth interviews with eighty migrant smugglers, examines the causes of corruption of U.S. immigration officials and concludes that corruption is a key element in migrant smuggling because it makes it easier to get the migrants across the borders. The complicity of border and immigration officials with smugglers and employers explains why today’s probability of apprehension is lower than half a century ago.
ACCESSION #
91247899

 

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