In 2015, Donald Trump suggested in a speech that Mexican immigrants to the US were bringing crime.
In response, several reporters denied it, such as the Washington Post
data show that new immigrants — including illegal immigrants — are actually less likely to commit crime, not more.
—"Foreign-born individuals exhibit remarkably low levels of involvement in crime across their life course." (Bianca Bersani, University of Massachusetts, 2014. Published in Justice Quarterly.)
In response, American conservative social and political commentator, Ann Coulter examined the original research and dismissed the "phony studies no one bothers to read", as they did not compare the immigrant crime levels to a representative sample of Americans.
Have studies shown that immigrants to the USA commit less crime?