The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant
The Marshall Project
March 30, 2018

The link between immigration and crime exists in the imaginations of Americans, and nowhere else.  The Trump administration’s first year of immigration policy has relied on claims that immigrants bring crime into America. President Trump’s latest target is sanctuary cities.  “Every day, sanctuary cities release illegal immigrants, drug dealers, traffickers, gang members back into our communities,” he said. “They’re safe havens for just some terrible people.”

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