We have already responded to many comments on Twitter and updated the earlier copy of the research. The latest version can be downloaded here. The Cato Institute and others have raised new attacks, which we respond to below (including responding to their responses and will continue to update). Among the comments already addressed in the updated version:
1) A concern is that illegals will commit crime as they pass through Arizona on their way to other jurisdictions.…
After President Donald Trump’s State of the Union on January 30, 2018, NBC’s Chuck Todd attacked President Donald Trump because “he led with let me paint the picture of this mythical immigrant criminal here that I want everyone to make fun about.” Yet, our new research shows that Trump’s claim isn’t about some “mythical” threat.…
Dr. John Lott talked to Gavin McInnes on CRTV’s “Get Off My Lawn” to discuss our new research on crime by illegal aliens.
(Tuesday, January 23, 2018)
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.…
Washington Examiner, January 12, 2018
A new report about crimes committed by illegals finds that younger undocumented immigrants who were eligible for former President Obama’s DACA amnesty program commit far more crimes than other immigrants or U.S. citizens.
In unearthing rare data that details the crimes and sentences of illegals in Arizona, the Crime Prevention Research Center reported that immigrants age 15-35, the general population of the 700,000 in Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, “commit crime at twice the rate of young U.S.
US Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow appeared on the Tucker Carlson Tonight Show about crime by illegal aliens. Kirsanow cited Crime Prevention Research Center research in this discussion.
(January 22, 2018, Segment “A” on show)
Dr. John Lott talked to Larry O’Connor on the big WMAL about our new report on crime by illegal aliens.
(Friday, January 12, 2018, 4:05 to 4:30 PM)
Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Gruber on the Michigan Talk Network about our new research on crime by illegal aliens.
(Friday, January 19, 2018, from 6:33 to 6:42 AM)
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during an appearance on Fox & Friends mentions the Crime Prevention Research Center’s new research on crime by illegal aliens. Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.
Dr. John Lott was on the Vicki McKenna Show to discuss our new research on the rate that undocumented immigrants are convicted of a crime.
(Monday, January 15, 2018, from 6:15 to 6:30 PM)