Gonzalez-Barrera has a background in public opinion research with CIDE in Mexico where she served as study coordinator for the 2004 and 2010 editions of the Americas and the World survey. Prior to joining the PRC, she functioned as Director for Population Distribution and Development at the Mexican Population Council (CONAPO). She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, where she was a Fulbright scholar. Since 2009 she is a fellow of the Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration (TFMI).

Jul. 15, 2015

What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

Pew Research Center tracks the origins of unauthorized immigrants, their participation in the labor force and where in the U.S. they are settling.

Jul. 10, 2015

‘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.

Jun. 15, 2015

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.

Apr. 28, 2015

With help from Mexico, number of child migrants crossing U.S. border falls

Mexico’s 3,819 deportations of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the first five months of fiscal year 2015 represent a 56% increase over the same period a year earlier.

Mar. 24, 2015

A majority of English-speaking Hispanics in the U.S. are bilingual

This widespread bilingualism has the potential to affect future generations of Latinos, a population that is among the fastest growing in the nation.

Dec. 11, 2014

Texas tops list of states where this year’s unaccompanied child migrants ended up

One-in-three (36%) of the nearly 54,000 unaccompanied children released to sponsors over the past year after their apprehension by immigration authorities have been placed in homes in three states – Texas, New York and California.

Dec. 5, 2014

If original DACA program is a guide, many eligible immigrants will apply for deportation relief

So far, about 702,000 unauthorized immigrants have had their applications accepted for review since the program began in August 2012, according to government data. Of the applicants, 87% have been approved for the renewable two-year permits.

Oct. 2, 2014

U.S. deportations of immigrants reach record high in 2013

The Obama administration deported a record 438,421 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal year 2013, continuing a streak of stepped up enforcement that has resulted in 2 million deportations since Obama took office.

Aug. 4, 2014

Many Mexican child migrants caught multiple times at border

New data shows that thousands of unaccompanied Mexican children caught at the border have crossed into the U.S. multiple times.

Jul. 29, 2014

Hispanics split on how to address surge in Central American child migrants

About as many Hispanics support the current system for deciding immigration cases as do those expediting the process (49% – 47%), which would have the effect of speeding up deportations.