Many posts back I put together crimes stats (Facts show immigrants don’t deserve crime blame & Study: Immigrant crime rate low) that showed a decrease in violent crime in the United States. While anti-immigrant and anti-illegal immigrant protesters are claiming that all undocumented workers are violent criminals the statistics show a US where crime is actually decreasing. So how can illegal immigration and violent crime be paired. The only was they can be paired is by pairing them as this article did. More immigrants seems to mean less crime.
New immigrants may be the best thing that ever happened to American cities, but don’t wait for the leading presidential candidates to tell you that.
Nov 28, 2007 | Updated: 4:28 p.m. ET Nov 28, 2007
What do the safest big cities in the United States have in common? Rudy Giuliani knows, but he’s not likely to say so, at least not now. Why? Because the answer, in a word, is immigrants.
When Giuliani was the law-and-order mayor of New York City, Mr. Zero Tolerance was more than happy to tolerate immigrants, including those who entered or stayed in the United States illegally. As conservative New York Times columnist David Brooks pointed out recently, Giuliani “once went overboard and declared, ‘If you come here and you work hard and you happen to be in an undocumented status, you’re one of the people who we want in this city.'”