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An estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants currently live in the United States. Immigration advocates argue that the U.S. benefits from their contributions both economically and culturally. But others cite depressed wages, unemployment, and the creation of a permanent underclass as reasons to be critical. Should we impose tougher enforcement measures to reduce their numbers, or should we find a way to allow them to stay legally?View Debate Page
Jr. Vernon M. Briggs
- Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University
- Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies
Heather Mac Donald
- Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute & Author, The War on Cops
The disparity between civilian and police shootings hasn’t stopped local Black Lives Matter activists from continuing to claim that it’s the cops who are the biggest threat facing Chicago’s young black men today.
The current rise in violent crime in many American cities is the result of officers backing off of proactive policing.
Go to any police-community meeting in high crime areas and you will hear an urgent desire for more policing, not less.
Two years of corrosive rhetoric about racist cops, based on falsehoods—with disastrous effects.
The idea that the U.S. is experiencing an epidemic of racially driven police shootings is also false, and dangerously so. Several studies released this year show that police officers are less likely to shoot blacks than whites.
The elevated black violent-crime rate is responsible for the fact that blacks overall are three times as likely to die from police shootings as whites are.