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.
Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations
Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.
Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2017
Explore the origins and destinations of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.
Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home
About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.
Remittance Flows Worldwide in 2016
Worldwide, an estimated $574 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2016, a 1% decline from 2015, when the amount was $581 billion, according to economists at the World Bank.
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Explore unauthorized immigration by state using our new interactive
Unauthorized immigrants make up a quarter of all U.S. foreign-born residents. Our new interactive offers data on unauthorized immigrants by state.
U.S. unauthorized immigrant population estimates by state, 2016
Explore maps and tables showing detailed data on unauthorized immigrants by state.
4 paths highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.
Here’s a brief overview of four paths that many highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.: the H-1B visa program, the F-1 visa program, the Optional Practical Training program and green cards.
International migrants by country
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
Immigrant share in U.S. nears record high but remains below that of many other countries
Nearly 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born. That’s the highest share of foreign-born people in the country since 1910, but it’s far from the highest in the world.
Latin America, Caribbean no longer world’s fastest growing source of international migrants
Growth in the number of emigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed – due in large part to a slowdown of people leaving Mexico.
Majority of U.S. Public Supports High-Skilled Immigration
Many Americans support encouraging high-skilled immigration into the United States. But the U.S. trails other economically advanced nations in its share of immigrants with high skills.
Border apprehensions increased in 2018 – especially for migrant families
There were nearly 467,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018. Family members accounted for about a third of those apprehensions.
18 striking findings from 2018
Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on many issues every year. Read 18 of this year’s standout findings.
What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico
There were 12.0 million immigrants from Mexico living in the United States in 2016, and fewer than half of them were in the country illegally.