The California Story: Reduced Crime, High Immigration

Crime rates in California have plummeted—especially among youth—over the last 35 years. At the same time, nonwhites have become the majority in the state. The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice says the parallel trends refute arguments that immigration threatens public safety.

CA Officials Dispute Sessions on Local Crime Increase

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Sessions offered no evidence that “sanctuary jurisdictions” or immigrants are responsible, and Police Chief Craig Carter says there has been no crime increase.