Is There Really A Violent Crime Wave By Illegal Immigrants?

As H.L. Mencken said, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”

The murder of Mollie Tibbetts was a tragedy. That her killer was an illegal immigrant makes the crime seem even worse…

Despite claims from immigration hawks, the data does not support claims of a crisis level of violent crimes committed by illegal immigrants. In any large group, there will be both good and bad people. The question is not whether illegal immigrants commit violent crimes, it is whether they do so at a rate that is higher than native-born Americans.