Statement for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on "Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security"

Statement for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on "Criminal Aliens Released by the Department of Homeland Security"

April 18, 2016

The American Immigration Council submitted a statement to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for an April 28, 2016 hearing on "Criminal Aliens released by the Department of Homeland Security." The statement shares our analysis and research regarding immigration and its impact on communties. Our empirical research shows that there is abundant evidence that immigration is not linked to higher crime rates and that immigration is associated with lower crime rates and immigrants are less likely than the native-born to be serious criminals. Ultimately, we continue to urge Congress for comprehensive immigration reform.

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