Professor Barkan Op Ed: “Immigrants Help Make America Great”

Professor Barkan, as part of the Scholars Strategy Network, has an Op Ed in the September 25 Bangor Daily News, “Immigrants Help Make America Great.”

Immigrants help make America great

By Steven E. Barkan, Special to the BDN • September 25, 2018 9:57 am

“We have often heard these past few years that immigrants have high crime rates and are a danger to society. This is untrue. In fact, research finds that immigrants actually have lower crime rates than native-born citizens and that their presence may even lower crime rates in the areas in which they live. Although some immigrants no doubt do commit crimes, any claim that immigrants in general are dangerous is simply a scare tactic to inflame public opinion and win votes.”

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