Message to Donald Trump: Immigrants lower the crime rate

Politicians like Donald Trump like to argue that welcoming refugees and illegal immigration lead to higher crime rates. Research shows a different picture. Neighborhoods, communities with high concentrations of immigrants do not suffer from outsized levels of violence. The opposite is the case: “Increases in immigration and language diversity […] predicted decreases in neighborhood homicide rates.”

 

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Message to Donald Trump: Immigrants lower the crime rate

Politicians like Donald Trump like to argue that welcoming refugees and illegal immigration lead to higher crime rates. Research shows a different picture. Neighborhoods, communities with high concentrations of immigrants do not suffer from outsized levels of violence. The opposite is the case: “Increases in immigration and language diversity […] predicted decreases in neighborhood homicide rates.”

 

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