Fact Tank Nov. 20, 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.

Fact Tank Nov. 19, 2015

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

The number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. has stabilized in recent years after decades of rapid growth. Here are five facts from our latest analysis of this population.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2015

In a shift away from New York, more Puerto Ricans head to Florida

The number of Puerto Ricans living in Florida has surpassed 1 million for the first time, while the Empire State’s Puerto Rican population has remained flat.

Fact Tank Oct. 14, 2015

Puerto Ricans leave in record numbers for mainland U.S.

Last year, 84,000 people left Puerto Rico for the U.S. mainland, a 38% increase from 2010. At the same time, the number of people moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland declined.

Fact Tank Oct. 7, 2015

Cuban immigration to U.S. surges as relations warm

The number of Cubans seeking to enter the U.S. has spiked dramatically since President Obama announced in December a renewal of ties with the island nation.

Fact Tank Oct. 7, 2015

From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

Today’s volume of immigrants is in some ways a return to America’s past.

Oct. 5, 2015

Today’s newly arrived immigrants are the best-educated ever

Four-in-ten immigrants arriving in the U.S. in the past five years had completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In 1970, only 20% of newly arrived immigrants were similarly educated.

Fact Tank Oct. 5, 2015

Future immigration will change the face of America by 2065

A snapshot of the U.S. in 2065 would show a nation that has 117 million more people than today, with no racial or ethnic majority group taking the place of today’s white majority.

Fact Tank Sep. 30, 2015

How U.S. immigration laws and rules have changed through history

The United States began regulating immigration soon after it won independence from Great Britain, and the laws since enacted have reflected the politics and migrant flows of the times. We looked at key immigration laws from 1790 to 2014.

Fact Tank Sep. 30, 2015

On views of immigrants, Americans largely split along party lines

About half of Republicans (53%) say immigrants coming to the U.S. make society worse in the long run, compared with just 24% of Democrats who say the same.