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CALVILLO VAZQUEZ, Ana Luisa  and  HERNANDEZ OROZCO, Guillermo. Discourse and Resistance: The Culture of Deportation among Mexican Migrants. Migr. Inter [online]. 2021, vol.12, rmiv1i12129.  Epub June 25, 2021. ISSN 2594-0279.

It was sought to know the meaning of deportation for Mexicans who were returned from the United States in the last decade, based on their ideas, attitudes, and beliefs, from the educational approach and the analysis of content as a methodological strategy. Empirical material consisted of 25 digital narratives from the public archive “Humanizing Deportation,” six in-depth interviews conducted between 2016 and 2017 in Tijuana, Baja California, and five historical testimonies located in bibliographic sources. Findings show that post-deportation irregular re-emigration underlines a political behavior of resistance that suggests the existence of a culture of deportation, which differs from the culture of migration and the culture of clandestine border crossing, even though the current penalty for illegal reentry has inhibited or postponed these practices.

Keywords : 1. deportation; 2. culture; 3. irregular migration; 4. Mexico; 5. United States of America.

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