Measuring illegal immigration: How Pew Research Center counts unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.
Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer, on the research techniques used to derive the unauthorized immigrant population estimate in the U.S. and the challenges involved.
Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009
The estimated total – 11.1 million in 2014 – has steadied since the end of the recession as the number declined from Mexico but grew from other countries.
European opinions of the refugee crisis in 5 charts
The United Nations is hosting a summit on Sept. 19 to address the issue of refugees and migrants. Learn about European views of refugees through five charts.
Immigrant naturalization applications climb, but not as much as past years
The number of legal permanent residents applying for U.S. citizenship in the nine months starting last October is at its highest level in four years.
Hispanic Population Growth and Dispersion Across U.S. Counties, 1980-2014
The map shows where Hispanics lived in the United States and provides detailed information on the 10 counties with the largest Hispanic populations.
Demographic and Economic Profiles of Hispanics by State and County, 2014
Economic, health and language facts about the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations in the U.S.
U.S. Latino Population Growth and Dispersion Has Slowed Since the Onset of the Great Recession
A decline in Hispanic birth rates and the pace of immigration from Latin America has had an effect on the growth and dispersion of Hispanics in the country.
Hispanic Population and Origin in Select U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 2014
Hispanic origin for the top 60 metropolitan areas, by Hispanic population.
Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing
The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.
U.S. immigrant deportations declined in 2014, but remain near record high
The Obama administration deported 414,481 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal 2014, a drop from the prior year driven by a decline in deportations of immigrants with a criminal conviction.