US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

Publisher: NYTimes

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31 Mar 2018

The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

As of 2017, according to Gallup polls, almost half of Americans agreed that immigrants make crime worse. But is it true that immigration drives crime? Many studies have shown that it does not. Immigrant populations in the United States have been growing fast for decades now. Crime in the same period, however, has moved in the opposite direction, with the national rate of violent crime today well below what it was in 1980.
As of 2017, according to Gallup polls, almost half of Americans agreed that immigrants make crime worse....

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