GlobalAugust 23, 2018

Applications for U.S. diversity visa lottery remained near record in 2017

More than 22.4 million people applied in 2017 to a U.S. visa program that provides 50,000 green cards each year through a lottery system. The number of applicants nearly matched the record 23 million applicants received in 2016 and came as the Trump administration and some members of Congress have sought to eliminate the program – the only one of its kind globally.

GlobalAugust 9, 2018

Record number of forcibly displaced people lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

The number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict reached a new high of 18.4 million in 2017, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world.

Pew Research CenterJuly 5, 2018

For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world

The U.S. has taken in 3 million of the more than 4 million refugees resettled worldwide since 1980. But in 2017, the U.S. resettled 33,000 refugees, the country’s lowest total since the years following 9/11.

Pew Research CenterMay 3, 2018

The number of refugees admitted to the U.S. has fallen, especially among Muslims

The number of Muslim refugees admitted to the U.S. in the first half of fiscal 2018 has dropped from the previous year more than any other religious group.

Pew Research CenterApril 16, 2018

Asylum claims in Canada reached highest level in decades in 2017

More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century. Furthermore, the 50,420 asylum applications Canada received in 2017 were more than double the number in 2016.

GlobalFebruary 28, 2018

International migration from sub-Saharan Africa has grown dramatically since 2010

Sub-Saharan African nations account for nine of the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations since 2010.

GlobalJanuary 29, 2018

Most displaced Syrians are in the Middle East, and about a million are in Europe

HispanicJanuary 23, 2018

Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean sent a record amount of money to their home countries in 2016

Remittance flows decreased worldwide for a second consecutive year in 2016, the first back-to-back decline in over three decades. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, however, rose to a record high.

GlobalOctober 2, 2017

After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

In all, more than half a million asylum seekers from Syria during the 2015-16 migration surge had received permission to stay in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2016.

GlobalJuly 12, 2017

In first months of Trump presidency, Christians account for growing share of U.S. refugee arrivals

More Christian than Muslim refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first months of the Trump administration, reversing a trend that had seen Muslims outnumber Christians in the final fiscal year under President Barack Obama, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data has found.