5 facts about the global Somali diaspora
Somalia has faced lawlessness and strife during its decades-long civil war. As the country of 10.8 million continues to experience political and economic instability, its people are increasingly living outside of Somalia. New migrants are making their way to places like Europe, but they face a long and dangerous journey over land and sea. Hundreds […]
5 facts about the U.S. rank in worldwide migration
By a wide margin, the U.S. has more immigrants than any other country in the world.
Europe sees rise in unaccompanied minors seeking asylum, with almost half from Afghanistan
In 2015, there were a record 96,000 unaccompanied child migrants seeking asylum in Europe.
U.S. border apprehensions of families and unaccompanied children jump dramatically
Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year.
Texas immigrant population now rivals New York’s in size
The immigrant population in Texas has grown rapidly in recent decades, reaching 4.5 million in 2014. That puts Texas in a tie with New York for the second largest state immigrant population by size.
Rise in English proficiency among U.S. Hispanics is driven by the young
in 2014, 88% of Latinos ages 5 to 17 said they either speak only English at home or speak English “very well,” up from 73% in 2000.
Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2014
There were a record 42.2 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2014, making up 13.2% of the nation’s population.
Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States
There were 55.3 million Hispanics in the United States in 2014, comprising 17.3% of the total U.S. population.
Apprehensions of Mexican migrants at U.S. borders reach near-historic low
This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.
From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now
The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.