Jason L. Riley, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and Wall Street Journal contributor, in a July 14, 2015, article, "The Mythical Connection between Immigrants and Crime," available at, stated:

“High-profile incidents, like the recent arrest of a Mexican national in the horrific shooting death of a young woman in San Francisco [Kathryn Steinle on July 1, 2015], can give the impression that immigrants are more likely to commit violent crimes. But the alleged killer is no more representative of Mexican immigrants than Dylann Roof is representative of white people.

Every immigrant here illegally has already broken a law, though that doesn’t mean they are predisposed to crime.”

July 14, 2015