Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border
As the number of unaccompanied children trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has surged, the increase in apprehensions among children ages 12 and younger has been far greater than among teens, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of previously unreleased government data. The new data show a 117% increase in the number of unaccompanied […]
DHS: Violence, poverty, is driving children to flee Central America to U.S.
Of the thousands of unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S. border in recent months, many can be attributed to poverty and regional violence in three Central American countries, a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security document finds. The document says the reasons driving the migration are different for each country, attributing it to local conditions. […]
Number of Latino children caught trying to enter U.S. nearly doubles in less than a year
The number of unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America who were apprehended at the U.S. border has nearly doubled in less than a year.
In 2013, 59% of deported immigrants convicted of a crime
President Obama ordered a review of immigration enforcement policies last week, following weeks of growing pressure from Democrats and Latino leaders, one of whom recently called him “deporter in chief.” As the number of unauthorized immigrants sent home nears two million under his administration, the president met with advocates late on Friday and acknowledged deportations […]
Women’s college enrollment gains leave men behind
Even though college enrollment rates among young people have risen in recent decades, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that females outpace males in college enrollment, especially among Hispanics and blacks.
Asian Americans split on whether U.S. immigration system works or needs a major overhaul
45% of Asian Americans say the U.S. immigration system “works pretty well and requires only minor changes” while 47% say the system “needs to be completely rebuilt” or “needs major changes.”
Record number of deportations in 2012
Number of immigrants deported by U.S. authorities in fiscal year 2012—a record.
High rate of deportations continue under Obama despite Latino disapproval
The Obama administration has provided a way for young unauthorized immigrants brought to the country illegally as children to remain in the U.S., but the total number of deportations of unauthorized immigrants continue at near record levels.
What is the future of Spanish in the United States?
As the share of Hispanics who speak Spanish falls, the share that speaks only English at home is expected to rise.
Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in U.S. homes, even among non-Hispanics
Spanish is, by far, the most spoken non-English language in the U.S., but not all Spanish speakers are Hispanic. Some 2.8 million non-Hispanics speak Spanish at home today.