The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

Number 28499
Subject Immigrants
Source The Marshall Project
State
Year 2018
Publication Date March 30, 2018
Summary Since taking office, President Trump has repeatedly claimed that immigrants bring a tremendous amount of crime into America. He's wrong, and the proof is in the data. This visual piece examines and demonstrates the relationship between immigration and crime in American cities over the past 40 years. Readers can see for themselves that increased immigration does not accompany higher violent crime rates. In fact, immigration is more frequently associated with reduced crime. This is important work: as of 2017, Gallup polls show that almost half of Americans agree that immigrants make crime worse. This research is crucial to debunking the dangerous myth that immigrants lead to crime.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Pages
Keywords Donald Trump, immigration, immigrants, politics, border policy, crime
Related Links https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/03/30/the-myth-of-the-criminal-immigrant
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