There are over 11 million illegal immigrants living and working in America, and a large part of those hail from Mexico, America’s Southern neighbor. Furthermore, while there have been several high profile crimes involving illegal immigrants, the evidence suggests that illegals have a far lower propensity to commit crimes than average American citizens. The reasons for this are obvious; they want to stay under the radar. Many of them are fleeing crime, poverty, and political oppression to arrive here and become marginal citizens. That’s because, they may reason, being a marginal citizen of America, is far better than being a full-fledged citizen of their own country.