Do legal immigrants commit more crime than native-born Americans?

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No, legal immigrants do not commit more crime than native-born americans. However, not all studies in this list for which we identified answers agree with this conclusion. We encourage you to consider each of the studies for yourself to understand why they differ and see if anyone criticized or reviewed a study.
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