Immigration and crime

If you didn’t read today’s “Links To Go,” I’d encourage you to look at the first link, one about illegal immigrants and crime.

I’ve made no effort to hide the sympathy I feel for immigrants, both those who have been able to come here with documents and those who have had to find another way. So naturally the conclusions of this research didn’t surprise me. Unless you’re listening to politicians who are using immigration for their own ends, logic will tell you that most immigrants don’t want to get in trouble with the law. They want to stay under the radar, live quiet lives, and earn a living for their families.

There is a problem right now at the southern border of the U.S., a crisis that I lay fully at the feet of politicians. As I’ve said before, I’m convinced that activists from the left and from the right have provoked this situation for their own political gain. To me, the caravans are a separate issue that needs to be seen for what it is: a political ploy using the poorest of the poor as pawns.

I’m talking about the intentional mistruth that characterizes immigrants as “drug dealers, criminals, and rapists.” There are reasons for concern regarding immigration. Increased crime rates is not one of them. Don’t let politicians or the media tell you otherwise.

1 thought on “Immigration and crime

  1. Jerry Starling

    Tim, I’ve always appreciated the way you’ve reminded us time and again that we are to value the stranger (the foreigner) among us. Israel was commanded to do this because they had been strangers and slaves in Egypt. I believe we are to do this because we are redeemed slaves of sin who are now pilgrims and strangers in this world. Thanks for this present reminder that politicians from both sides of the political divide are using these people, the vast majority of whom are very poor, for their own purposes – and are not coming to a reasonable adjustment of our laws that will alleviate the humanitarian mess at the border.

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