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Facts on U.S. Immigrants: Interactive charts and detailed tables
There were a record 43.7 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, a more than fourfold increase since 1960. Explore the demographic information of the nation’s immigrant population.
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.
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.
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How Americans see illegal immigration, the border wall and political compromise
As Trump and Democrats press their cases about ways to end the government shutdown, here’s a look at how Americans see illegal immigration.
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.
Many worldwide oppose more migration – both into and out of their countries
As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.
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.
Key findings about U.S. immigrants
Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2016.
5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.
The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004.
U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade
There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.
Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions
In 2016, an estimated 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state of residence in the U.S., as well as by birth countries and regions.
Number of U.S.-born babies with unauthorized immigrant parents has fallen since 2007
About 250,000 babies were born to unauthorized immigrant parents in the United States in 2016, the latest year for which information is available, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data about illegal immigration. This represents a 36% decrease from a peak of about 390,000 in 2007.