Comment: Myth of Immigration and Crime

The Wall Street Journal cites numerous studies going back a century that demonstrate conclusively that immigrants have lower crime rates than native born population in the US.
Here are some highlights:


  • The incarceration rate for foreign-born adults was 297 per 100,000 in the population, compared with 813 per 100,000 for U.S.-born adults, in 2008.

  • For every ethnic group without exception, incarceration rates among young men are lowest for immigrants--this holds true especially for the Mexicans, Salvadorans, and Guatemalans who make up the bulk of the undocumented population.

  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago reported that more recently arrived immigrants are even less crime-prone than their predecessors.

  • While undocumented population tripled from 1990 to 2013, violent crime rate declined 48%.



If reducing crime is the standard, as some anti-immigrationist racists imply, then we should dramatically increase immigration to achieve that goal.



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Focus: Hot off the Press: The EB-5 Book 2014-2015 Edition Shipping Now

The 2014-2015 Edition of The EB-5 Book is shipping Now! The editors are Matt Gordon, Angelo A. Paparelli, and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens. Articles by Laura Bronstein, Laura Danielson, Michael Dunn, Robert Gaffney, Adam D. Gale, Steve Ganis, Sherman E. Golden, Douglas Hauer, Jennifer Hermansky (Jen), Parisa Karaahmet, Mark Katzoff, Lily Li, Daniel B. Lundy, John Neill, Chun Yun ("Elizabeth") Peng, John Roth, Paul Ruby, Sarah A. Schroeder, Reid Thomas, Gregory White, and Ben Zou.



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  • The Numerical Limits on EB-5 Visas for Natives of China, and the Likely Effects of a Quota Backlog on the EB-5 Industry by Daniel B. Lundy

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  • I-829 Practice Pointer: Removing Your Investors' Conditions by Elizabeth Peng and Jennifer Hermansky

  • Use of Escrows in EB-5 by Reid Thomas

  • Attracting Investors: What Investors Want in an EB-5 Regional Center by John Roth

  • Relevance of US Securities Laws to the EB-5 Marketplace by Sherman Golden and Michael Dunn

  • FINRA Guidance on Applicability of the Suitability Rule to Broker-Dealers Marketing Private Placements by Douglas Hauer, Steve Ganis, and Adam Gale

  • Hot SEC Topics in EB-5 Financings by Gregory White, Mark Katzoff, and Angelo Paparelli

  • EB-5 Regional Center Job Creation Requirements by John Neill

  • Role of the Business Plan and Plan Writer by Angelo A. Paparelli and L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens

  • I-924 Process, Tips, and Best Practice by Angelo A. Paparelli and Brandon Meyer

  • Choosing the Corporate Structure, Management Issues, and PPM Due Diligence by Louann Bronstein

  • The EB-5 Attorney as Financial Adviser: A Practical Guide by John Roth

  • Learning from the History of Risk and Fraud in the EB-5 Regional Center Context by Robert Loughran




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