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In 2013, Mexican immigrant returns back to the United State making a total of 29 percent (178,371), while deportation comprised 71 percent (438,421)—an all-time high for deportation. The number of removals has generally increased since 1996 when there were 68,657 removals. At the same time, the number of returns has declined, from 1.57 million in 1996 to 178,371 in 2013 (the lowest since 1968), as the government has prioritized using the more formal removals, which make deportees ineligible to return to the United States for at least five years and subject to criminal penalties if they do re-enter. Presidential candidate Donald Trump 's proposal to deport all 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally, along with their U.S.-born children. During the 1930s and into the 1940s, up to 2 million Mexicans and Mexican-Americans were deported or expelled from cities and towns across the U.S. and shipped to Mexico.
Los Aztecas: Gang and Drug Traffickers The Aztecas, otherwise known as, Los Aztecas emerged as a prison gang from El Paso, Texas in 1986 (“Barrio Azteca,” 2018). Los Aztecas are not only prominent in El Paso but also in Mexico. From its inception that gang has aided in drug trafficking operations. In recent years, the gang has had a significant increase in members. Specifically, in 1996 many deported Mexican criminals were returning to Mexico.
Retrieved June 22, 2017, from https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cvs/crime-victims-compensation Crime Victims’ institute releases report on victimization in Texas. (2017, January 24). Retrieved June 22, 2017, from https://phys.org/news/2017-01-crime-victims-victimization-texas.html Justice, T. D. (n.d.). Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved June 22, 2017, from https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/divisions/vs/victim_rights.html Team, D. T. (n.d.).
Mexican drug cartels are carving out new territory in northern Guatemala, adding another layer of violence and crime to a country with one of the highest murder rates in the hemisphere. In December the Guatemalan government declared a two-month state of siege in the rural province of Alta Verapaz, bordering Mexico, in order to crack down on the growing influence of the notorious Mexico-based Los Zetas cartel. “Drug traffickers have us cornered,” Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom told the country’s Congress in January. “Just the weapons seized in Alta Verapaz are more than those of some army brigades.” The state of siege deployed hundreds of Guatemalan soldiers in the region and allowed them to carry out searches and detain suspects without
At that time, only about 75,000 Mexican citizens lived north of the Rio Grande. As a result, U.S. forces led by Stephen W. Kearny and Robert F. Stockton were able to conquer those lands. Taylor advancing, and captured Monterrey in September. With the losses adding up, Mexico turned to old standby General Antonio López de Santa Anna, the strongman who had been living in exile in Cuba. Santa Anna convinced Polk that, if allowed to return to Mexico, he would end the war on terms positive to the United States.