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NY Times: Unemployment, Housing Instability, and economic hardship cause increases in crime, but illegal immigrants do not

2019-05-13
THE UPSHOT|Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?– a New York Times article that summarizes the research — real research — being done on the connections, if any, between illegal immigrants and crime rates in large populations throughout the United States.  This research was only possible because, in the last Census in 2010 and for fifty years before that, there was no question that said, “are you a citizen or an illegal immigrant?”  Now the * administration has gone to the Supreme Court and it appears that they will win a case that allows them to add that question to the next Census in 2020.  Inclusion of this question has been alleged to dramatically reduce cooperation with the Census by anyone with questionable citizenship.  You can see the relationship.
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