U.S. PoliticsJanuary 16, 2019

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.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 16, 2019

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.

Pew Research CenterDecember 13, 2018

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.

GlobalDecember 10, 2018

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.

HispanicDecember 3, 2018

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.

HispanicNovember 30, 2018

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.

HispanicNovember 28, 2018

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.

HispanicNovember 27, 2018

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.

HispanicNovember 27, 2018

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.

GlobalNovember 1, 2018

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.