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Myth: Immigrants are uneducated and increase crime rates.

Fact: More than 11% of foreign-born workers have advanced degrees.

  • 1 in 5 (more than 1.3 million) college-educated immigrants living in the United States are unemployed or are underemployed in positions such as taxi drivers, dishwashers and security guards due to expensive re-certification processes to resume previous careers.
  • Crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates.
  • The undocumented population doubled from 1994 to 2005 nationally, the violent crime rate declined by 34.2% and the property crime rate fell by 26.4%.

For more go to: http://lirs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/IMMIGRATION-MYTHS-AND-FACTS-APRIL-13-20121.pdf

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