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Numbers matter

January 31, 2017

It seems a timely reminder: that the vast majority of terrorist acts in the US are not committed by Muslims, that none (zero!) have been committed by refugees admitted since 1980, and that an American’s risk from terrorist attack is minuscule in any case. Don’t be driven by fear. Especially not by false fears drummed up by propagandists.

The number of undocumented immigrants from Mexico has been declining, in absolute population, not just the number entering. The total number of undocumented immigrants residing in the US has plateaued. 40% of undocumented immigrants enter legally and overstay their visa.

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