A new study reveals that second-generation Americans and native-born citizens are much more likely to commit a crime than first-generation immigrants.
According to the Pew Research Center, second-generation immigrants are “catching up” to the native-born population when it comes to committing crimes.
Bianca E. Bersani, a sociologist at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, collected crime data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics detailing the crime rates for first-generation immigrants, second-generation Americans, and native-born, white, non-Hispanics. She found "striking similarities" between the rates of second-generation immigrants and non-Hispanic, native-born, white Americans.
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