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Are Refugees Dangerous?

In nine out of the ten cities that accepted the largest number of refugees, crime went down—sometimes dramatically.
A teacher shows a newly arrived refugee family around a school in Rutland, Vermont.
A teacher shows a newly arrived refugee family around a school in Rutland, Vermont.Lisa Rathke/AP

At a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday, President Donald Trump defended his executive orders on immigration, including the ban on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim majority countries. Via UPI:

Trump has often claimed that suspending refugee resettlement is imperative for the safety and security of the country. He and his supporters often cite terrorists attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando to support their case, even though neither involved refugees. Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, meanwhile, famously conjured the fictitious “Bowling Green Massacre” to prove that refugees represented a threat.