One thing that is commonly heard is that countries specifically ones like Mexico and other South American countries, is that they bring unwanted violence thus causing crime rates to increase. These are the stereotype that all immigrants coming from South America are all thugs and drug lords, and are bring violence into our country. However, the truth is that most of these individuals are just people looking to work and earn money for themselves or their families. Many people such as politicians say that we should build a wall to prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the country. They believe that by doing this, it will lower the crime rate. Over the past 20 years, the number of undocumented immigrants has tripled, but the violent crime rate has dropped by 45%. So, even with immigrant rates increasing there is no positive correlation between violent rates. So why should we take extreme approaches such as building a wall. Building a wall is also extremely expensive, and won’t is beneficial and be ineffective. Why should be waste money and resources on building a wall when people could just find another way. Also, if there is no correlation found between an increased inflow of immigrants and crime rates why should we take these precautions?