Pew Research Center publishes in-depth, comparative analysis of global migration trends, the factors driving migration and the factors shaping the identity and integration of both new arrivals and subsequent immigrant generations around the world.

Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2018

Differing views of immigrants pose a test for Germany’s coalition government

The differences over immigration policy between Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union are also evident among backers of the parties.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Foreign students who stayed and worked in the U.S. under OPT after graduation by metro area, 2004-2016

Details on the 113 metro areas that had 2,000 or more foreign students approved for the U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program from 2004 to 2016.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

The federal Optional Practical Training program saw a 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields between 2008 and 2016.

Pew Research CenterMay 3, 2018

The number of refugees admitted to the U.S. has fallen, especially among Muslims

The number of Muslim refugees admitted to the U.S. in the first half of fiscal 2018 has dropped from the previous year more than any other religious group.

Pew Research CenterApril 16, 2018

Asylum claims in Canada reached highest level in decades in 2017

More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century. Furthermore, the 50,420 asylum applications Canada received in 2017 were more than double the number in 2016.

Pew Research CenterApril 2, 2018

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.

Pew Research CenterMarch 30, 2018

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.

GlobalMarch 29, 2018

H-1B visa approvals by metropolitan area, fiscal 2010-2016

The H-1B visa program is the nation’s biggest temporary employment visa program. Explore the number of approvals by U.S. metropolitan area.

Pew Research CenterMarch 29, 2018

East Coast and Texas metros had the most H-1B visas for skilled workers from 2010 to 2016

The employment of high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas centered in large East Coast and Texas metro areas in fiscal 2010-2016.

GlobalMarch 22, 2018

At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010

International migration from sub-Saharan African countries to Europe and the U.S. has grown over the past decade. Many who live in sub-Saharan Africa say they would move to another country if they could.