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Immigration reduces crime study finds

Immigration reduces crime study finds.

Why share this? Some people believe that immigration causes crime. In fact it does the opposite and reduces certain types of crime.

What is the data that supports this? From the article itself:

The authors drew a sample of 200 metropolitan areas as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau and used census data and uniform crime reporting data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a 40-year period from 1970 to 2010.

Compare this to what is said here.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best,” he said during the announcement. “They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”

Clearly that is factually wrong. Not only this but many economists say that immigrants bring solid economic benefits to the United State. If you have ever watched any documentaries about immigration or an immigrants life you would see how difficult it is. Rather than harm them, we should be helping them.

For example, many immigrants work at very low paid manual labor jobs that they can’t find US citizens to do. Things like agricultural work, picking oranges or pulling weeds. In those documentaries you didn’t see any US citizens wanting those jobs. You didn’t see anything other than hardworking immigrants working those jobs as immigrants have always done working the most difficult jobs throughout history.

The view of Asians has changed throughout history. They were brought in to work on the railroad and they were paid the lowest wage possible typical of all immigrant jobs. As a country we have been built on slave and immigrant labor and how dare we suddenly say there isn’t a place for diversity in the United States?

More importantly than just having an economic place for everyone is that the very real fact is that our society is aging. Japan is aging too and they are older than us and have labor shortages. Do we have to have a labor emergency like Japan is having and not having enough births to fill the jobs that are needed?

The fact is that immigrants help keep the country economically afloat and contribute far more than they take. How can someone who wants to work hard for a chance at a decent life be a threat to an average US citizen?

I have known illegal immigrants personally and as a whole I have found them to be inspirational. Hard working, not complaining and saving up to go through the log process of immigration. I have even supported someone coming in the the United States myself on behalf of a family and friends request. I didn’t mind saying that I would be responsible for her but of course her family totally supported her like they said they would.

Even if they family didn’t support her, I had the means and capability to support her. She deserved a chance at a life, and I only wish that I could support and help more people have the chance we all do.

Who are we to say that others don’t have a chance at the life we do? Everyone should be given a chance who is willing to work hard.

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Rise of hate crimes after election

Words have power, and what I feared is happening. Hate crimes are on the rise and dramatically after election.

Why is this happening? I could give a hundred reasons. Our society is one based on violence. We believe that some people are more equal than others and give them more resources based on that belief.

I find it repulsive that anyone is disrespected. Everyone deserves respect. Can you stop those around you who feel it is their right to judge and mistreat others? We often can stop violence just by saying something simple. So speak up and stop others from being hurt.

We as a society are better than this. Listen and think for a second how silly the thought that getting rid of people not like us is. We wouldn’t have so many material and cultural things that we all enjoy. More importantly than how different colors of people help us, is that we could have been any color ourselves. What makes our skin and point of view more valuable or true than anyone else?

As a kid I used to love a record that said “What color is gods skin?”. I never understood why people were so anxious about color and differences. I lived in a place where brown people lived and they were treated badly by society. I was never down with that. People are individuals and there are fine and great people in all colors.

In many ways I used to hate being white. I hated that people assumed I was down with their racism. Many times people have been racist to me and I haven’t responded to it. You can’t convince someone logically to not be racist. I just found a reason to quickly leave them. Listen white people or any color that try to be racist with me, you are on notice. I will not tolerate ignorance.

I will not tolerate anyone being disrespected in my presence. You will get no warning and every negative consequence I can find for your ignorance you will suffer. Stop being a jerk America.

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