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Another Study Shows That Undocumented Immigrants Don't Increase Crime Rates

As we have noted before, undocumented immigrants commit crimes at about the same frequency as native-born Americans. President Trump's statements about Mexican "rapists" and drug dealers are simply myths meant to appease the xenophobic element within his political base. The vast majority of immigrants, illegal and otherwise, become productive members of society.

A new analysis by the Marshall Project and the New York Times of crime statistics and undocumented immigrant populations found that U.S. cities that take in larger numbers of illegals do not see a correlation with higher rates of violent and property crime.

New York Times: "...The analysis found that crime went down at similar rates regardless of whether the undocumented population rose or fell. Areas with more unauthorized migration appeared to have larger drops in crime, although the difference was small and uncertain."

The Marshall Project study adds to the growing body of evidence that Donald Trump's stereotype of the violent, lawless immigrant is a lie, a sick, deceitful lie.

New York Times: "The results of the [Marshall Project] analysis resemble those of other studies on the relationship between undocumented immigration and crime. Last year, a report by the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank, found that unauthorized immigrants in Texas committed fewer crimes than their native-born counterparts. A state-level analysis in Criminology, an academic journal, found that undocumented immigration did not increase violent crime and was in fact associated with slight decreases in it. Another Cato study found that unauthorized immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated."

By: Don Lam & Curated Content

#immigration #crime #news #research

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