Border apprehensions of migrant families have risen substantially so far in 2018
The U.S. apprehended nearly 49,000 family members at its southern border from January through June – more than twice as many as in the same period last year.
Americans broadly support legal status for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children
Nearly three-quarters of Americans favor granting permanent legal status to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children.
Most Hispanic parents speak Spanish to their children, but this is less the case in later immigrant generations
The share of Latino parents who ensure the Spanish language lives on with their children declines as their immigrant connections become more distant.
What to know about the citizenship question the Census Bureau is planning to ask in 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is planning to ask everyone living in the United States whether they are citizens when it conducts its next decennial census in 2020.
Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes
Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.
Most immigrants arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions, a big change from 2009
Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by ICE agents in fiscal 2017.
ICE arrests went up in 2017, with biggest increases in Florida, northern Texas, Oklahoma
After years of decline, the number of arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement climbed to a three-year high in fiscal 2017.
Remittances from abroad are major economic assets for some developing countries
For five countries – Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Liberia – remittances from citizens abroad are equivalent to at least a quarter of GDP.
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.
Public backs legal status for immigrants brought to U.S. illegally as children, but not a bigger border wall
When the two policies are taken together, 54% of Americans both favor legal status for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children and oppose expanding the border wall.