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NCJ Number: 184193 Find in a Library
Title: Illegal Migration: Personal Tragedies, Social Problems, or National Security Threats? (From Illegal Immigration and Commercial Sex: The New Slave Trade, P 11-41, 1999, Phil Williams, ed. -- See NCJ-184191)
Author(s): Margaret E. Beare
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 31
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Type: Issue Overview
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper surveys the issue areas and policy dilemmas related broadly to illegal migration.
Abstract: To understand illegal migration, one must understand the context: political, economic, and social environments; motivations of the illegal migrating populations and other non-illegal migrant groups; and the identity of those who exploit and/or are served by the illegal migrants. This essay discusses illegal migration within the wider debate over “security threats” which result as a consequence of transnational crimes, and questions whether illegal migration should be seen and responded to as a security threat. It concludes that, if human security is seen to be distinct from a more traditional focus on national security, and if human security is responded to in a manner that is not reliant on the police and the military, then the broader human security terminology can legitimately be applied to illegal migration. It argues that a predominately law enforcement or military response is seldom appropriate for the diverse issues that fall under illegal migration. Notes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crime control policies; Crime control theory; Crime specific countermeasures; Immigration offenses; National security; Personal Security/Self Protection; Policy analysis; Political influences; Social conditions
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