Immigrants, crime and taxes

The Mythical Link Between Immigrants and High Crime Rates

Decades of research has largely rejected claims associating immigrants with higher crime. A new Governing analysis finds the same to be true for undocumented immigrants in particular.

The best social science generally finds that communities with larger and/or growing immigrant communities (including studies that don’t distinguish between status and those that just look at undocumented like the one above) have lower rates of crime or show no difference from all others. That doesn’t make anyone who has been victimized by an undocumented person feel any better but it should inform public policy.