U.S. Politics Oct. 8, 2015

On Immigration Policy, Wider Partisan Divide Over Border Fence Than Path to Legal Status

As immigration emerges as a key issue in the presidential campaign, there is little common ground between Republicans and Democrats in views of several immigration policy proposals.

Fact Tank Oct. 7, 2015

Cuban immigration to U.S. surges as relations warm

The number of Cubans seeking to enter the U.S. has spiked dramatically since President Obama announced in December a renewal of ties with the island nation.

Fact Tank Oct. 7, 2015

From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

Today’s volume of immigrants is in some ways a return to America’s past.

Oct. 5, 2015

Today’s newly arrived immigrants are the best-educated ever

Four-in-ten immigrants arriving in the U.S. in the past five years had completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In 1970, only 20% of newly arrived immigrants were similarly educated.

Fact Tank Oct. 5, 2015

Future immigration will change the face of America by 2065

A snapshot of the U.S. in 2065 would show a nation that has 117 million more people than today, with no racial or ethnic majority group taking the place of today’s white majority.

Fact Tank Sep. 30, 2015

How U.S. immigration laws and rules have changed through history

The United States began regulating immigration soon after it won independence from Great Britain, and the laws since enacted have reflected the politics and migrant flows of the times. We looked at key immigration laws from 1790 to 2014.

Fact Tank Sep. 30, 2015

On views of immigrants, Americans largely split along party lines

About half of Republicans (53%) say immigrants coming to the U.S. make society worse in the long run, compared with just 24% of Democrats who say the same.

Hispanic Sep. 28, 2015

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 1960 – 2013

There were a record 41.3 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2013, making up 13.1% of the nation’s population, a fourfold increase since 1960. These interactive charts explore immigration population trends, from origin to length of time in the U.S., to age and language use.

Hispanic Sep. 28, 2015

Selected U.S. Immigration Legislation and Executive Actions, 1790 – 2014

Explore how immigration in the U.S. was shaped by laws and acts in this interactive timeline of U.S. immigration legislation since the 1790s.

Hispanic Sep. 28, 2015

How America’s Source of Immigrants Has Changed in the States, 1850 – 2013

Explore the top countries of origin for immigrants in each state from 1850 to 2013.