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.

TX Cities Sue to Block New Immigration Enforcement Law

San Antonio and Austin ask a federal court to void a measure scheduled to go into effect Sept. 1 that would allow peace officers to question the immigration status of people they detain or arrest and punish officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents by turning over immigrants subject to possible deportation.