There are many common conceptions and beliefs when it comes to United States immigration. A lot of times these beliefs are in fact misconceptions. This article gives us a look into seven of the most common myths and wrong beliefs about United States immigration. The beliefs reviewed include myths about people coming in through uncontrolled borders, immigrants committing crimes, immigrants being a burden, immigrants asking for asylum, families coming legally, contribution to our society, and the issue being related to Latin Americans.
- This is because most undocumented immigrants don’t enter illegally through the border, but instead simply overstay a tourist visa once they’re already here.
- A 2007 study by University of California Irvine also found that even when lacking formal education, immigrant men have a lower rate of incarceration compared to native-born men.
- Latin American immigrants are actually less likely to be granted asylum, even when their countries are equally dangerous.
“Latin American immigrants are actually less likely to be granted asylum, even when their countries are equally dangerous”