Without evidence, Trump blames Chicago violence on undocumented immigrants

February 2017

Charis Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society is quoted in BuzzFeed News for her research and expertise on the correlation between immigrants and crime. In this article, she illustrates that President Trump's statement of violence in Chicago being caused by undocumented immigrant gang members is too broad and does not consider other factors of Chicago's crime issues.

From BuzzFeed News:

Charis Kubrin, a University of California, Irvine criminology professor who has extensively studied the correlation between immigrants and crime, said Trump’s statement was too broad and diminishes the complexity of Chicago’s crime issues.

“That just completely negates all of the other things going on in that city that contribute to gang problems, but on the other hand I don’t want to say gangs don’t matter,” told BuzzFeed News.

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