The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars

The Three U.S.-Mexico Border Wars

Drugs, Immigration, and Homeland Security

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This book addresses the three central issues that continue to dominate the U.S.-Mexico relationship today: drugs, immigration, and security. Nowhere is this more palpable than at the 2,000-mile border shared by the two countries.

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This report is accessible to students and researchers. It considers three major issues surrounding the US-Mexico border crisis: drugs, immigration, and homeland security. After a historical survey revealing the origins of the controversy, contemporary issues are discussed. The book draws on the author’s own interviews with agents of the US Border Patrol and the US Customs and Border Protection, as well as interviews with those living along the 2,000 mile border. The author argues that the border is dysfunctional and poorly managed. The first edition was published in 2006. This second edition contains new material on weapons trafficking, human trafficking, organized crime, drug consumption in the US, militarization of the border, and the impact of changes in Arizona’s immigration policy. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California :, Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC,, [2016]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781440835414
Characteristics: xvi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Staudt, Kathleen A.


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