A Portrait of Second Generation Americans
A new analysis of the 20 million adult U.S- born children of immigrants finds they are substantially better off than immigrants themselves on key measures of socioeconomic attainment.
The Path Not Taken
Mexicans are the largest group of legal permanent residents in the U.S. But their rate of naturalization is only half that of legal immigrants from all other countries combined.
Immigration Q&A: Pew Research Data on Public Opinion and the Immigrant Population
Will Conservative Talkers Take on Immigration Reform?
Nearly six years after the U.S. Senate defeated President George W. Bush’s immigration policy overhaul, there is another major legislative effort to change the nation’s immigration system.
U.S. Immigrant Population Continues to Grow
The nation’s immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, while the number of unauthorized immigrants has declined from a 2007 peak of 12 million.
Immigration Rises on Washington’s Agenda, Not the Public’s
The issue of immigration reform is again a hot topic in Washington, with news of a bipartisan Senate compromise proposal to overhaul immigration laws. But immigration is only a middle-tier issue on the public’s agenda, and it has declined in importance since the end of the Bush administration. In the Pew Research Center’s annual policy […]
After Divisive Campaign, Public Sees Less Group Conflict
Despite a highly partisan election year, Americans now see less conflict between groups at center of key debates.
Census Bureau Lowers Forecast and ’Loses’ 39 Million Future Americans
The Census Bureau’s new national population projections released this week forecast markedly lower growth for the nation in the coming decades—especially from immigration—than the last official projection in 2008.
11.1 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Were Living in the U.S. in 2011
The number was unchanged from the previous two years and a continuation of the sharp decline in this population since its peak in 2007.
U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants
Even with the decline, foreign-born women, who make up 17% of all women of childbearing age in the United States, continue to account for a disproportionate share of U.S. births, 23% in 2010.