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Articles by David L. Wilson

The Illusion of Immigrant Criminality: Getting the Numbers Wrong

Immigrants aren’t a crime problem. “The foreign-born commit considerably fewer crimes than the native-born,” as President Herbert Hoover’s National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement concluded in 1931 (National Lawyers Guild Quarterly, 10/39; Immigration Policy Center, Spring/07). While noncitizens now make

up more than 8 percent of the U.S. population, ...