The folks at WND have highlighted a new study by researchers at the University of California-Riverside and Highline College in Des Moines, Wash. The researchers exposed their biases right from the beginning of the report when they explained why they were undertaking the study.
“Since undocumented immigrants face deportation in addition to criminal charges, it is logical that they would avoid breaking the law to a greater extent than the native born population,” they wrote. “We expect to see no statistically significant difference between sanctuary and non-sanctuary cities.”
In addition, their introductory comments on what they expected to find in the data included this statement: “We find it unlikely that sanctuary cities will have more crime – be it violent, property, or rape as claimed by some political candidates and opponents of sanctuary cities.”
However, what the researchers actually found was quite different.
From 2000 to 2014 the crime rate in so-called “Sanctuary Cities” was actually higher than in other cities, and over that period of time the disparity actually grew worse!