vrijdag 10 juli 2009
Ok, the time has come to speak candidly about immigration and crime. American studies shows that there is a clear correlation: Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born. This is true for the nation as a whole, for cities with large immigrant populations and for cities along the US-Mexican border, as Radley Balko explains in Reason.
One reason is that immigrants have an important stake in society, and the costs of losing that is too large. That also points to another possible correlation: Crime is low as long as immigrants are welcome and can integrate into the economy. But if the signs say "Italians Need Not Apply" (as they did), they might have nowhere to go but into crime. So a Europe that is less welcoming and has a more regulated labour market might also turn more immigrants into criminalsRead the complete article here.