The complexity of the United States Federal Immigration Code is immense. Immigration has been a constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nation’s history. Immigrants are taxpayers, entrepreneurs, job creators, and consumers.
Recently, public figures have claimed that immigrants are “killers” and “rapists,” bringing crime to the United States. However, study after study has shown that immigrants—regardless of where they are from, what immigration status they hold, and how much education they have completed—are less likely than native-born citizens to commit crimes or become incarcerated. According to the United States Chamber of Commerce, while the overall percentage of immigrants and the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States both increased sharply between 1990 and 2010, the violent crime rate in the United States during that time plummeted 45 percent and the property crime rate dropped by 42 percent. Studies have consistently found that immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than native-born Americans and that there was no correlation between crime rates and levels of immigration. Other studies have in fact found that crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rates.
Immigrants are an integral and successful part of American society, helping to build the thriving and diverse country we have now. We want to help you become a part of this great nation and if you choose us to represent you we will be with you for your journey.