New study: ‘Clear and unequivocal’ proof — immigrants don’t cause high crime rates
One of the numerous arguments conservatives and immigration restrictionists have historically used against undocumented immigrants is trying to convince the American public that where there are more (undocumented) immigrants, there are higher crime rates.
It didn’t matter that representatives from law enforcement and the FBI’s own uniform crime stats disputed this assertion. The discriminating lie has rooted itself in the public psyche to the point that gullible and desperate politicians use it whenever stumping for votes. It’s a sure-fire way to rile voters who don’t like “foreigners” in the first place.
So, it won’t be too surprising if politicians and immigration restrictionists ignore the latest study proving them wrong all over again.
The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science published a study that found it’s not immigration that causes high crime rates but the neighborhoods themselves.
The researchers chose two cities impacted by immigration in different ways — Miami and San Antonio. They looked at national data comparing violent crime rates to immigration concentration levels. They analyzed the local data of each city looking specifically for drug and gang-related homicide information — information not available at the national level.
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