Venezuelan asylum applications to U.S. soar in 2016
As political and economic unrest roils Venezuela, U.S. asylum applications filed by Venezuelans so far in fiscal 2016 have jumped 168% compared with the same time period a year earlier.
5 facts about Latinos and education
Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges.
The economy is a top issue for Latinos, and they’re more upbeat about it
While Hispanics are on the same page with the overall population about the importance of the economy, they are more positive about its condition and their family’s finances than some other racial and ethnic groups.
Roughly half of Hispanics have experienced discrimination
52% of U.S. Hispanics say they have experienced discrimination or have been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity.
It’s official: Minority babies are the majority among the nation’s infants, but only just
The U.S. is projected to have no racial or ethnic group as its majority within the next several decades, but that day apparently is already here for the nation’s youngest children.
5 facts about the U.S. rank in worldwide migration
By a wide margin, the U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world.
Europe sees rise in unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, with almost half from Afghanistan
In 2015, there were a record 96,000 unaccompanied child migrants seeking asylum in Europe.
U.S. border apprehensions of families and unaccompanied children jump dramatically
Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year.
Texas immigrant population now rivals New York’s in size
The immigrant population in Texas has grown rapidly in recent decades, reaching 4.5 million in 2014. That puts Texas in a tie with New York for the second largest state immigrant population by size.
Rise in English proficiency among U.S. Hispanics is driven by the young
in 2014, 88% of Latinos ages 5 to 17 said they either speak only English at home or speak English “very well,” up from 73% in 2000.