In the few short weeks since he officially took office, Trump has made good on his campaign promise to remove immigrants from the U.S. who are increasing crime in the U.S. He spoke of the “tens of thousands” of criminal immigrants being released into American communities, thus necessitating the construction of a wall on the Mexican border. As present, he has issued executive orders that temporarily restrict immigrants from specified countries from entering the U.S. and authorize a border wall. He has issued additional orders that prioritize the deportation of immigrants with criminal records and slash federal funding for sanctuary cities. The problem is that when you look at the facts about immigrants and crime, Trump is completely wrong. Census data over the last 40 years in 200 metropolitan areas has shown no link between immigrants without legal status and crime rates. On the whole, immigrants commit fewer crimes than other American-born individuals, although there always a few exceptions. Even more importantly, large cities with significant populations of immigrants have lower crime rates, on average, than those large cities with much small immigrant populations. In fact, for serious crimes like murder, robbery, burglary, and larceny, U.S. metropolitan areas with growing immigrant populations have experienced a corresponding decrease in crime rates. This trend holds true for all other types of crimes, except rates of aggravated assault, which increased immigration rates did not seem to affect. There are a number of reasons that may explain this correlation, but the most common explanation seems to be that immigration revitalizes urban neighborhoods, builds an increased sense of community, and generates economic growth. Whatever the reasons may be, however, the facts are clear: immigration leads to lower crime rates, or, at the very least, does not affect crime rates at all. Although this study shows no link between immigrants and crime, many individuals across our nation continue to believe and spread false facts. If you or a loved one is facing deportation as a result of a criminal arrest or conviction, the deportation defense lawyers of Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C. are here to help. We will examine the facts in your case, present which options are available to you, and then obtain the information needed to build the strongest defense to removal possible in your situation. Having a strong advocate on your side early on in the removal process can be the key to success. Please don’t hesitate to call us today and learn about the different avenues of relief that we can pursue in your deportation case.