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Entries by Alex Nowrasteh from 08/2012

Representative Lamar Smith and Unauthorized Immigrant Crime

| Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Immigrants, seem to be much less likely than natives to be convicted of property or violent crimes according to a wealth of studies on the topic. Cities with higher numbers of immigrants and that are closer to the southern border are more peaceful and less crime prone.

TRUST Act Breaks Through in California

| Posted 08.31.2012 | Latino Voices

SCOMM has lost credibility with the public, imposes heavy incarceration costs on states, and diverts the resources that should be used to deport unauthorized immigrants convicted of violent or serious felonies.