Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes
Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.
Naturalization rate among U.S. immigrants up since 2005, with India among the biggest gainers
Most of the United States’ 20 largest immigrant groups experienced increases in naturalization rates between 2005 and 2015, with India and Ecuador posting the biggest increases among origin countries.
What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico
The number of Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has declined by more than 1 million since 2007.
Apprehensions of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border rose sharply in October and November
The number of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border rose by 42% in October and November of 2016 compared with the same two-month period in 2015.
U.S. immigrant deportations fall to lowest level since 2007
The Obama administration deported 333,341 unauthorized immigrants in the 2015 fiscal year, a decline of about 81,000 (or 20%) from the prior year.
U.S. immigrant deportations declined in 2014, but remain near record high
The Obama administration deported 414,481 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal 2014, a drop from the prior year driven by a decline in deportations of immigrants with a criminal conviction.
Apprehensions of Mexican migrants at U.S. borders reach near-historic low
This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.
Afro-Latino: A deeply rooted identity among U.S. Hispanics
One-quarter of all U.S. Latinos self-identify as Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean or of African descent with roots in Latin America.
‘Mestizo’ and ‘mulatto’: Mixed-race identities among U.S. Hispanics
When asked if they identify as “mestizo,” “mulatto” or some other mixed-race combination, one-third of U.S. Hispanics say they do.
Is being Hispanic a matter of race, ethnicity or both?
Our new survey of multiracial Americans finds that, for two-thirds of Hispanics, their Hispanic background is a part of their racial background – not something separate.