Donald Trump and his followers love to proclaim that immigrants are a major source of crime in the United States. Trump has declared that “crime is through the roof!” because of immigration, when actually crime rates are down, and when actually immigrants are less likely,
Ted Cruz doesn’t even need an excuse as flimsy as the Reichstag fire. All he needs is one bad day in Belgium, and Ted Cruz throws Lady Liberty under the bus, with police-patrolled Muslim ghettoes in the USA.
We have a regular visitor here who likes to predict that allowing Somali refugees to settle in the United States will utterly destroy the country because they’ll somehow engage in massive waves of crime. When we confront this visitor with actual, observable trends — which indicate