Thursday, January 14, 2016
While the immigration circumstances of Europe and the United States are obviously different, he said, "there's a universality to xenophobia, a knee-jerk reaction. It's fear, lashing out at what you're afraid of."Ewing, along with University of California, Irvine, sociology professor Rubén G. Rumbaut, and Daniel E. Martinez, assistant sociology professor at George Washington University, released a study in July of last year that used census data, FBI data and other statistics to strike down stereotypes about immigrants, the Times says.
Such findings, the study said, reiterated what other research had confirmed for more than a century: "The overwhelming majority of immigrants are not 'criminals' by any commonly accepted definition of the term.""An immigrant does not come here to commit crimes and get on welfare," Rumbaut told the Times. "They come here to work harder than native-born people do."
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