For the past 3-4 decades there has been an ongoing debate about the effect of immigration on crime. Ramiro Martinez Jr. weighs on the topic and presents evidence that suggests immigration is associated with lower crime rates. Unlike traditional social disorganization theory which views immigration as a force of community disruption, in contemporary settings immigration is a source of stability. Why? If we move beyond stereotypes, immigration promotes community cohesion and lower crime rates. Can you present any arguments for such a claim? 1. Why do we notice an immigration paradox, today: why does social disorganization in immigrant neighborhoods decrease crime rates? 2. Why do second generation immigrants have higher crime rates than first generation immigrants? Do you believe that (immigrant assimilation) increases crime? If that is the case, should immigrants become assimilated?