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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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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.
6 facts about English language learners in U.S. public schools
English language learners in U.S. K-12 public schools are a diverse group from many different states and native language backgrounds.
More Latinos Have Serious Concerns About Their Place in America Under Trump
About half of U.S. Latinos say the situation for Hispanics in the U.S. has worsened over the past year, and a majority say they worry that they or someone they know could be deported.
Immigration concerns fall in Western Europe, but most see need for newcomers to integrate into society
A median of 23% in eight key countries in Western Europe name immigration as one of the top two problems facing their country.
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Most Americans view openness to foreigners as ‘essential to who we are as a nation’
For a large majority of Americans, the country’s openness to people from around the world “is essential to who we are as a nation.” In a new Pew Research Center survey, 68% say America’s openness to foreigners is a defining characteristic of the nation, while just 26% say “if America is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing our identity as a nation.”
A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue
A majority of people in several European countries support taking in refugees. Yet there is widespread disapproval of how the EU has handled the refugee issue.
A decade of migration across the Mediterranean to Europe's shores
Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route
The most common Mediterranean migration paths into Europe have changed since 2009
The paths migrants have taken across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have changed over time. So far in 2018, the Morocco-to-Spain corridor has been the most traveled among the three major sea routes used by migrants to reach Europe.
Education levels of U.S. immigrants are on the rise
In 2016, 17.2% of U.S. immigrants ages 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree and another 12.8% had attained a postgraduate degree. Both shares are up since 1980.