GlobalOctober 22, 2018

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.

Pew Research CenterOctober 16, 2018

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GlobalSeptember 19, 2018

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.

GlobalSeptember 18, 2018

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

GlobalSeptember 18, 2018

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.

GlobalSeptember 14, 2018

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.

HispanicSeptember 14, 2018

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country.

GlobalAugust 23, 2018

Applications for U.S. diversity visa lottery remained near record in 2017

More than 22.4 million people applied in 2017 to a U.S. visa program that provides 50,000 green cards each year through a lottery system. The number of applicants nearly matched the record 23 million applicants received in 2016 and came as the Trump administration and some members of Congress have sought to eliminate the program – the only one of its kind globally.

U.S. PoliticsAugust 21, 2018

Immigrants or children of immigrants make up at least 12% of Congress

At least 65 of the current voting members of Congress are immigrants or the children of immigrants. These members represent nearly half of U.S. states.

GlobalJuly 25, 2018

Number of foreign college graduates staying in U.S. to work climbed again in 2017, but growth has slowed

A record 276,500 foreign graduates received work permits under the Optional Practical Training program in the U.S. in 2017, up from 257,100 in 2016.