Removal of Central American Gang Members: How Immigration Laws Fail To Reflect Global Reality (Freddy Funes, 63 U. Miami L. Rev. 301 (2008))

Central American gangs have created numerous difficulties for Central American nations. Some of the violence and tactics learned by these gangs came from the United States, via its new immigration policies. This article explains the faults of the current removal policy and offers solutions to mitigate the growing violence in Central America. Part II discusses the United States’ removal policy. Part III explains the myriad problems that this removal policy produces in Central America and within the United States. Part IV discusses how the United States’ current law fails to further the United States’ interests and how courts refuse to mitigate this damage through asylum. Part V offers possible solutions.