Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime?

Published May 13, 2019

An article in The New York Times about those who argue that, while research shows there is no causal relationship between immigration and crime in the U.S., it is unauthorized immigrants who increase crime, not immigrants overall, reports that early results of research by Robert Adelman, associate professor and chair of the UB Department of Sociology, suggests unauthorized immigration has no effect on violent crime and is associate with lower property crime.