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Immigrants And Crime

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However, most of the immigrants pay taxes on their property and are subject to sales taxes on what they purchase. Unauthorized immigrant paid $10.6 billion in state and local taxes in 2010. Studies show that unauthorized immigrants pay more in taxes than they use in public benefits. Immigrants are also less likely to be criminals. People who commit crime should be punished, but there is ample evidence that immigrants are less likely than the native born to be in prison. In fact, the crime rate for native born men aged 18-39 was five times higher than for immigrant men in 2000. Immigrants and refugee are often willing to stay in small towns and accept unaccepted but essential jobs. They play vital roles in delivering needed materials, and allow
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