Marshall Project: Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?

Number 28482
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source The Marshall Project
Year 2019
Publication Date May 13, 2019
Summary After The Marshall Project and the New York Times's The Upshot published an investigation a year ago debunking the often-repeated idea that immigrants increase crime in the U.S., our readers overwhelmingly had one question for us: What about undocumented immigrants? We knew we wanted to answer this question. The problem was, because it's difficult to collect data on them, very little information exists about undocumented immigrants. So when the Pew Research Center released new estimates of undocumented populations across the country, we saw the opportunity to respond to our readers.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Keywords The Marshall Project, The New York Times, immigrants, crime, undocumented, data, Pew Research Center, population
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