09/10/2008

Study: Illegal immigrants who return after deportation commit more crimes

In L.A. County, 75% of inmates who reenter the U.S. engage in more criminal activity within a year. The rate is less for illegal immigrants who have never been ordered to leave.

By Anna Gorman
The Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Illegal immigrants who have been deported at least once from the United States are far more likely than other immigrants to repeatedly commit crimes, according to a study by the nonprofit Rand Corp.

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