Monday, June 11, 2018
Immigration Article of the Day: IMMIGRATION AND CRIME AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF IMMIGRATION by Rubén G. Rumbaut, Katie Dingeman, and Anthony Robles
IMMIGRATION AND CRIME AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF IMMIGRATION by Rubén G. Rumbaut, Katie Dingeman, and Anthony Robles. The Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies, , edited by Steven J. Gold and Stephanie J. Nawyn, in press
Historically in the United States, periods of large-scale immigration have been accompanied by perceptions of threat and stereotypes of the feared criminality of immigrants. A century ago major commissions investigated the connection of immigration to crime; each found lower levels of criminal involvement among the foreign-born. The present period echoes that past. Over the past quarter century, alarms have been raised about large-scale immigration, and especially about undocumented immigrants from Latin America. But over the same period, violent crime and property crime rates have been cut in half.