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2 charts show that crime has dropped as immigration rises in the US

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The Trump administration has argued that its new "zero-tolerance" immigration policy will lead to less crime.
Research suggests the opposite is true. As immigration rates have climbed over the past four decades, violent crime rates have significantly declined nationwide, both in urban hubs and smaller towns.
The 10 places with the largest increases in immigrants had lower crime rates in 2016 than in 1980.
Regardless, there may be no correlation between crime and immigration.
Earlier this year, the Trump administration enacted perhaps its strictest immigration order yet...
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There is virtually no evidence to support the assumption that increases in immigration lead to more crime

There is virtually no evidence to support the assumption that increases in immigration lead to more crime

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More than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border, due to the Department of Homeland Security's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy enacted earlier this year.
The Trump administration argues that allowing immigrants to enter the US would cause more crime .
Multi-decade research shows no evidence to support this claim.
In his first week in office, President Donald Trump showed he intends to follow through on his immigration promises. A major focus of his campaign was on removing immigrants who, he said, were increasing crime in American communities.
In...
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