Hispanic Dec. 19, 2013

Deportation Relief Outweighs Pathway to Citizenship

While Hispanics and Asian Americans overwhelmingly approve of creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, they also say relief from the threat of deportation is more important.

Fact Tank Jul. 11, 2013

Tea Party Republicans believe legal status would reward undocumented immigrants

More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.

Fact Tank Jun. 27, 2013

If they could, how many unauthorized immigrants would become U.S. citizens?

As Congress debates a comprehensive immigration bill, one key element under consideration is whether to offer a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants. If a bill were to pass including such a provision, how many would take advantage of the opportunity? The answer is of course speculative. The Pew Hispanic […]

U.S. Politics Jun. 23, 2013

Border Security Timing a Dividing Line in Immigration Debate

While the public broadly supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, it is divided over one of the most contentious issues in Congress – whether border security must be achieved before the process of legalization can go forward.

Fact Tank Jun. 13, 2013

Half of Americans who are knowledgeable about immigration bill support it

People who are relatively knowledgeable about the immigration bill favor the legislation by 50% to 33%.

U.S. Politics May. 9, 2013

Most Say Immigration Policy Needs Overhaul

While 73% say there should be a way for illegal immigrants already in the U.S. who meet certain requirements to stay, fewer than half (44%) favor allowing those here illegally to apply for U.S. citizenship and 25% think permanent legal status is more appropriate.

U.S. Politics Mar. 28, 2013

Most Support Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants

Most Americans say unauthorized immigrants should be allowed to stay, but there is less agreement on whether they should be able to apply for U.S. citizenship.

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Hispanic Feb. 15, 2013

Slideshow: U.S. Foreign-Born Population Trends

Key findings from the Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2011.

Feb. 7, 2013

A Portrait of Second Generation Americans

A new analysis of the 20 million adult U.S- born children of immigrants finds they are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment.

Hispanic Feb. 4, 2013

The Path Not Taken

Mexicans are the largest group of legal permanent residents in the U.S. But their rate of naturalization is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined.