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Mexico's prisoner release: Should the U.S. worry?

Gary J. Hale

Mexico's prisoner release: Should the U.S. worry?.

In 1980, the Mariel Boatlift brought not only tens of thousands of political refugees from Cuba to Florida, but a significant number of criminals, leading to soaring murder and crime rates in the U.S. With Mexico now planning the release of potentially thousands of federal prisoners, is history set to repeat itself? Read more on the Baker Institute Blog.