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  • Unsubstantiated: Greg Abbott attributes 3,000 murders to immigrants here illegally

    PolitiFact - 07/29/2014

    In checking Perry’s claim, we’d asked criminologists recommended to us by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York how to interpret the DPS-presented information.

    Notably, the DPS web page doesn’t specify when the 3,070 homicide charges in the criminal histories of all the “alien” individuals arrested in Texas since October 2008 accumulated.

    By phone, Michael Walker, an adjunct John Jay professor and an expert in how the FBI gathers crime statistics, and Ramiro Martinez, Jr., a Northeastern University professor, each suggested it’s highly unlikely unauthorized residents committed that many homicides in recent years in Texas.

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