HispanicSeptember 30, 2015

How U.S. immigration laws and rules have changed through history

The United States began regulating immigration soon after it won independence from Great Britain, and the laws since enacted have reflected the politics and migrant flows of the times. We looked at key immigration laws from 1790 to 2014.

HispanicSeptember 30, 2015

On views of immigrants, Americans largely split along party lines

About half of Republicans (53%) say immigrants coming to the U.S. make society worse in the long run, compared with just 24% of Democrats who say the same.

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HispanicSeptember 28, 2015

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 1960 – 2013

There were a record 41.3 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, making up 13.1% of the nation’s population, a fourfold increase since 1960. These interactive charts explore immigration population trends, from origin to length of time in the U.S., to age and language use.

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HispanicSeptember 28, 2015

Selected U.S. Immigration Legislation and Executive Actions, 1790 – 2014

Explore how immigration in the U.S. was shaped by laws and acts in this interactive timeline of U.S. immigration legislation since the 1790s.

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HispanicSeptember 28, 2015

How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed in the States, 1850 – 2013

Explore the top countries of origin for immigrants in each state from 1850 to 2013.

HispanicSeptember 28, 2015

Key takeaways on U.S. immigration: Past, present and future

A new Pew Research Center study explores how much the face of immigration has changed–and changed the country–and how much more it will do so by 2065.

HispanicSeptember 28, 2015

Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to the U.S.

The nation’s foreign-born population has swelled from 10 million in 1965 to a record 45 million in 2015. By 2065, the U.S. will have a projected 78 million immigrants.

U.S. PoliticsSeptember 23, 2015

Fewer immigrants in Congress today than in years past

Members of Congress today are less likely to be immigrants, especially compared with other periods of history when surges of new arrivals occurred, a new analysis by the Pew Research Center finds.

HispanicSeptember 15, 2015

Foreign-Born Share Falls for 14 Major U.S. Hispanic Groups

The U.S. Hispanic population has long been characterized by its immigrant roots. But as immigration from Latin America slows, the immigrant share among each of the nation’s largest Hispanic origin groups is in decline.

HispanicJuly 22, 2015

Unauthorized immigrant population stable for half a decade

An estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S. in 2014. This population has remained essentially stable for five years after nearly two decades of changes