Sunday morning, I scanned a few news sites and found some interesting points I’d like to draw to your attention.
Under the top news portion of the Washington Post, two separate stories about crime in and around border could be found. The Post tied this crime “Mexicans” and “border crossers” in a story addressing piracy near Texas and another focusing on the movement of illegal immigration to Arizona. These stories only added to America’s fear of illegal immigrants and the influx of them into the United States. While I understand that these are “news-worthy” stories, I would also like to bring your attention to a story by Newsweek that examines illegal immigration and a decrease in violent crime. It is an interesting article that I believe can really break down the stereotypes we currently hold.