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.

January 24, 2018

Key facts about black immigrants in the U.S.

Read key facts about the small, yet growing, black immigrant population in America.

HispanicJanuary 23, 2018

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.

GlobalDecember 11, 2017

Afghans who worked for U.S. government make up growing share of special immigrant visa recipients

More than two-thirds of special immigrant visas have gone to Afghans (48,601) since fiscal 2007. Iraqis have received 21,961 such visas.

Pew Research CenterNovember 20, 2017

New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled since Great Recession

Nearly 364,000 foreign students with F-1 visas were newly enrolled at a U.S. college or university in 2016, double the number at the outset of the Great Recession, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data obtained through a public records request. From 2008 to 2016, the number of […]

HispanicNovember 8, 2017

More than 100,000 Haitian and Central American immigrants face decision on their status in the U.S.

Many immigrants from Haiti and El Salvador are expected to learn in coming weeks whether they can stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status.

GlobalNovember 2, 2017

How U.S. refugee resettlement in each state has shifted since 2002

The resettlement of refugees in the U.S. has been fairly consistent across the country since 2002, with no state resettling a majority of them. In fiscal year 2017, no state resettled more than 10% of the 53,716 refugees the nation admitted that year.

HispanicOctober 31, 2017

Use of Spanish declines among Latinos in major U.S. metros

The share of U.S. Latinos who speak the language has declined over the past decade or so: 73% of Latinos spoke Spanish at home in 2015, down from 78% in 2006.

GlobalOctober 17, 2017

Amid decline in international adoptions to U.S., boys outnumber girls for the first time

Americans adopted around 5,370 children from other countries in fiscal year 2016. For the first time, males outnumbered females among adoptees from abroad.

GlobalOctober 2, 2017

After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

In all, more than half a million asylum seekers from Syria during the 2015-16 migration surge had received permission to stay in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2016.

HispanicSeptember 25, 2017

Key facts about unauthorized immigrants enrolled in DACA

Read key facts about the nearly 690,000 unauthorized immigrants in America who currently have work permits and are protected from deportation under DACA.