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Immigration Has Decreased Crime, Upped Home Values in Southern California, New Study Shows

"A new study of Southern California trends to be released next week shows immigration has meant less crime and stable home values in the region. The finding is one of many from a new University of California Irvine report. The first Southern California Regional Progress Report looks at how ...

Crime, Immigrants, Fox News...and the Truth

"According to the study, which analyzed records from October 2008 -- before Obama was in office -- to July 2011, 46,734 undocumented immigrants were released within that three-year span. Of those, 7,283 or 15.9 percent, recommitted crimes within three years of their initial arrest and release. To...

Why the Average Visa Applicant Can't Be Expected to Recognize a 'Crime Involving Moral Turpitude'

" In a fascinating recent decision (courtesy of attorney Stephen Heller ), the Office of Administrative Appeals determined that a visa waiver applicant is not expected to know the meaning of a “crime involving moral turpitude” (“CIMT”), with the welcome recognition that “the...

Amnesty Will Boost The Economy And Reduce Crime, So Just Get Over It!

"Throughout the country, foreign-born newcomers have revived beaten-down neighborhoods as immigrant entrepreneurs have opened small businesses and immigrant families have put down stakes. Immigrant workers have played a vital role keeping a number of industries competitive, such as agriculture and...

Admission of Pot Use, Ever, May Bar Entry Into U.S.A.

"Ever try pot? Answer yes to a border agent, and foreigners could face permanent consequences even if they haven't used marijuana in years. More and more Canadians are learning the hard way that admitting to U.S. border agents that you smoked pot can bar you from entering the country forever...

Report: Fearing Police Links to ICE, Latinos Less Likely to Report Crimes

"Many Latinos say they are less likely than before to report crimes because local police are increasingly involved in enforcing immigration laws, leading to a sharp increase in deportations, according to a new study. About 44% of Latinos surveyed said they were less likely now to contact police...

Guatemalan Immigrants 'Soft Targets' in New Bedford, Mass. Crime Wave

"Several years ago, in the city of New Bedford, community volunteers started noticing that members of the city’s newest immigrant group were being attacked. The victims were Mayan Guatemalans, violently assaulted and often robbed by hooded assailants. The attacks have continued, and, though...

More Deportations Follow Minor Crimes, Records Show

"With the Obama administration deporting illegal immigrants at a record pace, the president has said the government is going after “criminals, gang bangers, people who are hurting the community, not after students, not after folks who are here just because they’re trying to figure out...

Deportations Have 'No Observable Effect' on Crime Rate

"Six years after the federal government opened an immigration enforcement program intended to improve public safety, deporting hundreds of thousands of people, many of them convicted criminals, a new study has concluded that the program has had “no observable effect on the overall crime rate...

The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States - AIC

"For more than a century, innumerable studies have confirmed two simple yet powerful truths about the relationship between immigration and crime: immigrants are less likely to commit serious crimes or be behind bars than the native-born, and high rates of immigration are associated with lower rates...

Immigration and America's Urban Revival

"The evidence favors a hypothesis many Americans reject: Immigration has helped reduce crime and revitalize city economies ." - Robert J. Sampson, Summer 2015 issue, The American Prospect . ["This article is based on a longer paper that will appear in Thomas Sugrue and Domenic Vitiello...

Immigrants Far More Law-Abiding Than Natives: Research

New York Times, Jan. 14, 2016 - "In America, as in Europe, anti-immigrant backlashes have often followed episodes in which foreigners are blamed for crimes and other problems. But statistical studies show that in the United States, at least, immigrants are far more law-abiding than natives, regardless...

DHS Launches VOICE

DHS, Apr. 26, 2017 - "Today, Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly announced the official launch of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE). The VOICE office will assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens. ICE built...

Immigrants and Public Safety - The Facts

Sentencing Project, March 2017 - "Foreign-born residents of the United States commit crime less often than native-born citizens. Policies that further restrict immigration are therefore not effective crime-control strategies. These facts — supported by over 100 years of research — have...