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The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

[OP-ED]: On immigration, conservatives premiere a new office of political theater

 05/17/2017 - 09:26
The data confirms it. Studies show that illegal immigrants commit crimes at lower levels than the native-born. The FBI reports that cities with high numbers of illegal immigrants are among the safest in the country.

 When they criticize laws against hate crimes, conservatives claim we shouldn’t create special classes of victims. 

Well, forget all that. It turns out that they feel differently when they can get political mileage from exploiting the public’s fear of illegal immigrants. Then they’re all in.

[OP-ED]:En inmigración, los conservadores estrenan una nueva oficina de teatro político

 05/17/2017 - 09:00
Los datos lo confirman. Los estudios muestran que los inmigrantes ilegales cometen delitos en menor grado que los nacidos en el país. El FBI informa que las ciudades con altos números de inmigrantes ilegales están entre las más seguras de la nación.

Cuando critican las leyes contra los delitos de odio, los conservadores sostienen que no debemos crear clases especiales de víctimas. 

Bueno, olviden todo eso. Resulta que piensan de otra manera cuando pueden sacar ventaja política de explotar el temor que inspiran a la población los inmigrantes ilegales. En ese caso están totalmente a favor de eso.

[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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