Why do so many Americans fear an "immigrant invasion"? What are the basic misunderstandings about immigration and crime rates?
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month agoBest Answer
The basic misunderstanding is that crime committed by immigrants is what most affects the overall crime rate. In reality, the total number of crimes is more without immigrants than with them. With immigrants, the number of crimes by immigrants and nonimmigrants, combined, is lower than the number of crimes committed by nonimmigrants alone without immigrants. Immigrants don't just commit fewer crimes than others; immigrants prevent more crimes than they commit.
- historyLv 71 month ago
They fear it because they have a President and a dozen "media celebrity" talking heads proclaiming it true as often as possible. Ceaselessly. They have planted the seeds of worry and doom and gloom and promote that it's the poor person, not the wealthy one, that is at the fault of poverty and homelessness. It's a massive deflection and a heartbreaking number of fellow citizens are trumping that brainwashing.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It may not all the time be about crime but limited resources.