Immigration reduces crime

News & Politics

Grab your daughters! Hide your valuables! Protect your job! That's right, watch out for the third-generation Americans. Harvard Sociologist Robert J. Sampson via Andrew Friedman, found that "first generation immigrants were 45% less likely to commit violence than were third generation Americans, once family and neighborhood backrounds were adjusted for."

The study also points out that while immigration rose sharply in the 90s, the national homicide rate "plunged to levels not seen since the 1960's [sic]." And that "Immigrant flows have receded since 2001, while the national homicide rate leveled off and seems now to be creeping up."

So take this data and pair it with economic data that shows immigrants adding billions to the national treasury and hundreds of thousands of consumers in their prime spending years to the nation's markets and you get a powerful economic and social reason to support immigration.

Or, if your decisions are more values-based, it's worth noting that unless you're more than 1/16th Cherokee, immigration is how you got the house you're living in, the job you work and the car you drive... it's America. (DMIblog)

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