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Title: Illegal Immigration, Crime and Law Enforcement's Response in San Diego, California by the Year 2000
Author(s): W Skinner
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 126
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using the methodology of futures research, this study examines trends in socioeconomic behaviors of illegal immigrants and the challenges this will pose for California police agencies by the year 2000.
Abstract: The passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 was expected to be a major step forward in the control of illegal immigration. The act, however, has created an increased burden on municipal governments. There is evidence that the economic livelihood and demography of illegal immigrants will continue to change as they become more visible during the next 10 years. As lifestyles in the United States change and the employer sanctions of IRCA are applied, illegal immigrants will be found more often in nontraditional unskilled labor positions or resorting to criminal activities. This study involves a futures study and a strategic plan that includes futures scenarios which show the possible impacts of existing trends and potential events as developed by a panel of knowledgeable professionals. The report also includes an examination of the current organizational situation and significant stakeholders, while selecting desirable and feasible policy alternatives. The policies selected create a prototype cultural training program to address the increasing numbers of immigrants, as well as a networking system with Federal agencies to identify and apprehend illegal immigrant criminals. The cultural training has a language program that is reinforced by bilingual training officers during routine enforcement activities. The networking system relies on computer linkages to a common data base by participating agencies. The final segment of the strategic plan identifies the steps to be taken while guiding the organization through the transitional period from the initial proposal into the year 2000. 11 figures, 14 tables, 37 notes, and a 72-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Police planning
Index Term(s): Alien criminality; California; Change management; Illegal Immigrants/Aliens; Trend analysis
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