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Most people think of violence in the physical form, however, state violence is a tad bit more ominous. In other words, the US government as an entity uses ‘legal’ violence in the form of policy and laws that tend to benefit its own interests. In fact, the state retains a monopoly on violence (Weber, 1946, p. 67). Violence, or the threat thereof- is carried out and is the essence of the state. Sociologist Max Weber pointed out that by his understanding, the state is the only entity to warrant the reasoning and consequent use of violence (Weber, 1946, p. 77). What's more, the state does not allow other entities the authority to procure laws or rules that the state cannot somehow exert influence over. (The Executive Branch, 2020). One area the American government uses its authority against is populations of "illegal" or undocumented immigrants. For example, the Obama administration deported nearly 3 million people (Nowrasteh, 2017), far more than any administration in US history- after the events of 9/11 (Ackerman & Furman 2017, p.101). However, a study published in the Journal of Law and Economics and the Journal of Criminology and Public Policy found no signs that deportations affect property or violent crime rates (Nowrasteh, 2017). These deportations inevitably tear

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