The false assumptions underlying Trump’s immigration plan
The Washington Post - 08/18/2015
The outcry is understandable; the facts prove Trump wrong. Study after study has debunked the notion that increased immigration, legal or illegal, produces a spike in crime. Indeed, the converse may be true.
“Over the past 20 years, during a time that immigration into this country has skyrocketed . . . there has been no evidence that immigration is linked to positive increases in crime,” said Northeastern University criminologist Jacob Stowell. “Often there is an inverse association: Higher immigration means less crime.”