From Anecdotes to Evidence: Setting the Record Straight on Immigrants and Crime
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American Immigration Council
A brief report. Anti-immigrant activists and politicians are fond of relying upon anecdotes to support their oft-repeated claim that immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants, are dangerous criminals. While these kinds of arguments are emotionally powerful, they are intellectually dishonest. Numerous studies by independent researchers and government commissions over the past 100 years have consistently found that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than the native-born.
Immigration Policy Center. (2008). From Anecdotes to Evidence: Setting the Record Straight on Immigrants and Crime. Washington D.C: Immigration Policy Center.