Despite the Spin, Immigrants Are Less Likely to Commit Crimes Than U.S. Citizens of the Same Socioeconomic Status. Comprehensive immigration reform would make communities safer by allowing police to focus on violent criminals. Comprehensive immigration reform would reduce crime by bringing undocumented immigrants, who are now easily victimized by criminals, out of the shadows and requiring them to register and clear background checks on their way to becoming legal. Comprehensive immigration reform will stop waste of resources, part three presented by Thomas Esparz - Avvo.com Bucket of horse manure. A criminal is a criminal and commit crimes no matter their immigration status. Thomas Espraza this we are all village idiots. I have lived in neighborhood with a high population of ilelgal aliens and the drug and crime problem is higher than any other parts of a city. Gangs, drugs and other crimes are the normal of the day in high illegal aliens populated areas.