Exporting Murder: US Deportations and the Spread of Violence

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Agents of Los Angeles' Violent Gang Task Force arrest a suspected gang member in 2009. Photo by Moody College (UT) of Communications via Flickr

Gangs like MS-13 are increasingly portrayed as threats to U.S. national security. But they are also the product of U.S. policies that deport criminal offenders back to Central America, where they have fueled the violence that has sent many refugees fleeing north, say two researchers . . .

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