Illegal Immigrants and Crime
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This paper looks at whether the idea of a link between illegal immigrants and violent crime is a myth. The paper concludes that the statistics that are available and anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a strong link between illegal immigrants and crime. The paper does acknowledge, however, the potential weaknesses in drawing this conclusion.
From the Paper:"It is difficult to find accurate statistics on the effect of illegal immigration on violent crime because many places simply do not keep them. In many places, law enforcement officers are not allowed to question suspects about their immigration status. Neither state nor federal agencies specifically keep track of crimes committed by illegal immigrants, even when it comes to the murder of police officers. An official from the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has said that there is no uniform system in place..."
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Illegal Immigrants and Crime (2008, December 01) Retrieved September 26, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/illegal-immigrants-and-crime-120481/
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