I am reading Jorge G. Castañeda's Mañana Forever? He mentions that crime rate has diminished as illegal immigrants arrive to crime infested neighborhoods.
I know of two courageous boys, one from Michoacan, and the other from Oaxaca; that beat other Mexicans at the high school I taught.
They were brave and with dreams to improve their lot in life.
I want to believe that the boys taunting them were gang members. I don't have evidence of this, though.
I miss my Mexican-American charges; it is sad that the American high school ecosystem, didn't accommodate me.