Believe the Data: More Immigration Does Not Lead to More Crime

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University of Texas at Dallas

This is not a commentary on Rob Tibbetts' essay on the death of his daughter, Mollie Tibbetts at the hands of an illegal immigrant, and how it has been used by some conservatives for political gain. Nor is this a commentary on President Donald Trump Jr.'s concern about Democrats' reaction to Mollie Tibbett's death. Instead, this is a commentary on what the data and research tell us about immigrants, immigration, and crime.