8/30/17 There is a vast body of empirical literature showing that legal and illegal immigrants do not increase local crime rates, are less likely to commit crimes than their native-born peers, and are less likely to be incarcerated than are native-born Americans. This brief
by the CATO Institute is the first that estimates the DREAMer incarceration rate. DREAMers are less likely to be incarcerated than native born Americans with the same age and education. DACA ineligible illegal immigrants and all other legal immigrants are even less likely to be incarcerated.

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