Art Acevedo, Houston Police Chief, as quoted in a May 2, 2018 article by John Burnett, "Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Violent Crime, 4 Studies Show,", stated:

“There’s no wave of crime being committed by the immigrant community. As a matter of fact, a lot of the violent crime that we’re dealing with is being committed by people that are born and raised right here in the United States.

Having worked around this [undocumented immigrant] community my entire professional career, which is about 32 years, I know that the vast majority of them that I’ve encountered are hard-working. They’re here to earn an honest living.”

May 2, 2018