From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century
Today’s volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.
15 states with the highest share of immigrants in their population
A sharp rise in the number of immigrants living in the U.S. in recent decades serves as a backdrop for the debate in Congress over the nation’s immigration policies. In 1990, the U.S. had 19.8 million immigrants. That number rose to a record 40.7 million immigrants in 2012, among them 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants.