Thursday, February 28, 2008

Immigrants Less Likely Than Natives to Rape and Pillage

Uh-oh. Looks like one of the myths that the anti-immigrant crowd likes to peddle is about to be dispelled.

Study: Incarceration rate lower for immigrants

Immigrants in California are far less likely to land in prison than their U.S.-born counterparts, a finding that defies the perception that immigration and crime are connected, according to a study released Monday.

Foreign-born residents make up 35 percent of the state's overall population, but only 17 percent of the adult prison population, according to the Public Policy Institute of California, which conducted the research.
Although the article focuses on legal immigrants, it extends its findings to the incentives faced by "illegals".

And those here illegally have incentive to avoid contact with the law, which could lead to detection of their immigration status.
Certainly, there are many factors that influence such issues, and many things can be debated. But one thing is for certain – xenophobes are wrong to try to paint immigrants (legal or otherwise) as inherently prone to criminal activity. They are not a menace to society.


Blogger adap2k said...


I just wanted to thank you once again for allowing me a voice on your hit blog.
With that said I felt you would be sympathetic to the issues of censorship.

Progress Ohio has shut me down today, without warning or explanation.
I posted a tragic video of US soldiers throwing a puppy off a cliff and this post was removed twice and now my account is shut down. Before posting the second time I wrote Dave the web-master and he never replied. So I posted it again.

Those post still can be seen here

but the links are dead.

Any help or publicity in this matter of free speech would be awesome! Thanks again, James.
Here is the unfortunate sad video:

Video US Soldier throws puppy off cliff
8:16 PM on Mar. 3, 2008
CAUTION :Very disturbing.

Winning their Hearts and Minds!

9:38 PM  

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