In a major speech on Friday, January 26th, 2018, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks on the Trump administration’s immigration priorities (see here for his entire talk). He cited our new research from the Crime Prevention Research Center to explain their approach. Here is the part of his talk where he references our research.
I’m sure you’ve heard that immigrants are less likely to commit a crime than average. But one study that just came out looked at the prison population in Arizona and found that illegal aliens are more than twice as likely to be convicted of crimes as Arizonans.
They’re more likely to be convicted of sexual assault, robbery, and driving under the influence. They’re more than twice as likely to be convicted of murder.