Statement for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security on "The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic"

Statement for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security on "The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic"

February 15, 2018

The American Immigration Council submitted a written statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for a Feburary 15, 2018 hearing on "The Effect of Sanctuary City Policies on the Ability to Combat the Opioid Epidemic." The statement shares our analysis and research regarding immigration and its impact on our communties. The statement includes our report, The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States, which details empirical data demonstrating that immigration is not linked to higher crime rates. The data from our report highlights that immigration is associated with lower crime rates and immigrants are less likely than the native-born to be serious criminals.

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