[Marxism] Fwd: More Undocumented Immigrants, Fewer DUIs - Pacific Standard

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Aug 3 05:58:27 MDT 2017

While the reasons for this correlation weren't investigated, Light and 
his colleagues offer several possible explanations. "Undocumented 
persons may be less likely to drive after drinking, or drive at all, 
because of fear of police surveillance and deportation," they write. 
"For similar reasons, they may socialize and drink primarily within 
immigrant enclaves, obviating the need to drive."

They further note that "undocumented immigrants are often motivated by 
economic opportunities for themselves and their families." This drive 
might "predispose them to less criminal involvement, and healthier 


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