Ask A U.S. Citizen: Do Immigrants Commit More Crimes?

February 7, 2017

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David Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is an expert on visa reform, border security, and interior enforcement.

In every census since 1980, immigrants have been half as likely to be incarcerated as natives. This is especially true of those most likely to be here illegally — who are FIVE TIMES less likely to be incarcerated.

Produced by Caleb O. Brown, Cory Cooper and Tess Terrible.

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