Do Unauthorized Immigrants Really Commit 1.6 Percent Of Crimes?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensJanuary 3, 2018 10:55 am,

The Dallas Morning News in July reported on an event where Gov. Greg Abbott touted the new sanctuary city law, saying it would improve public safety.

According to the News, former Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez – who has resigned her post to run against Abbott – said then that Texas Department of Public Safety numbers show 1.6 percent of crime is committed by unauthorized immigrants.

Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Hear how Lupe Valdez’s claim scored in the player above.