U.S. Politics Feb. 24, 2011

Public Favors Tougher Border Controls and Path to Citizenship

Americans see no contradiction in supporting both stepped-up border security and a way for people already in the U.S. illegally to gain citizenship. Most oppose plans to change the Constitution to bar the children of illegal immigrants from becoming citizens. The public, however, also supports Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

U.S. Politics May. 12, 2010

Public Supports Arizona Immigration Law

A majority approves of the new law, and larger percentages support requiring people to produce identification documents for police and allowing authorities to detain people unable to verify their legal status.

U.S. Politics Nov. 23, 2009

Where the Public Stands on Immigration Reform

Polling has found significant support for both tougher enforcement and the so-called “path to citizenship,” but several factors suggest that a new push for reform could be a difficult one.

Hispanic Dec. 13, 2007

The Immigration Debate: Controversy Heats Up, Hispanics Feel a Chill

The 2007 National Survey of Latinos finds that Hispanics in the U.S. are feeling a range of negative effects from increased public attention and stepped up enforcement measures.

Hispanic Oct. 25, 2007

Between Here and There: How Attached Do Latino Immigrants Remain to Their Native Country?

Most maintain some kind of connection to their native country, but only one-in-ten can be considered to be highly attached.

Hispanic Mar. 28, 2007

Growing Share of Immigrants Choosing Naturalization

Today’s legal immigrants are signing on to a closer relationship with Uncle Sam more quickly and at higher rates than was the case a decade or two ago.

Pew Research Center Jan. 8, 2007

Are You a Citizen? Prove It

Worries about voter fraud, terrorism and illegal immigration are driving a surge in stiff new identification requirements. To weed out those who aren’t citizens, all Americans increasingly need a paper trail to qualify for some of the perks of citizenship — from driver’s licenses to Medicaid help.

Hispanic Oct. 17, 2006

Who Are the Immigrants?

This Pew Hispanic Center statistical profile provides a detailed look at the foreign-born population in the United States.

With a foreign-born population of over 35 million, who are these immigrants and what do we know about them?

U.S. Politics Apr. 4, 2006

America’s Immigration Quandary

Americans worry about unauthorized immigration, but disagree about specific policies to deal with it.

Hispanic Mar. 30, 2006

America’s Immigration Quandary

A growing number of Americans believe that immigrants are a burden to the country, taking jobs and housing and creating strains on the health care system. Many people also worry about the cultural impact of the expanding number of newcomers in the U.S.