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Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona politicians have invoked the “rule of law” for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one – no matter who you are – is above the law. The rallying cry has become muted as President Donald Trump considers a pardon for former Sheriff Joe Arpaio after a judge found he broke the law in defying a judge while carrying out traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. The president … Read the referenced story here: Arpaio…

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No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

Science Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a new study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings. No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

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