From ABC News:
Rep. Steve King isn't backing away from his inflammatory comments about young undocumented immigrants, asserting that for every valedictorian there are 100 drug smugglers. …Beyond King's anecdotes, there's very little data for crime rates among undocumented youth specifically. And the information that does exist shows no link between increased immigration – legal and illegal – and crime. FBI data compiled from the by the Immigration Policy Center (IPC), a pro-immigration group, shows that crime in the U.S. decreased as immigration increased between 1990 and 2010. And incarceration rates among young men (ages 18-39) are five times lower for immigrants compared to native-born men, according to a 2007 University of California, Irvine study cited by the IPC.

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