Fact TankJuly 22, 2013

Are unauthorized immigrants overwhelmingly Democrats?

Will there be “an electoral bonanza for Democrats” if the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants are eventually granted the right to vote? The data provide some insights.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 22, 2013

The public’s predictions on immigration, gun control bills this year

There’s a pretty good chance that immigration legislation will become law this year. The prospects for enacting a gun control bill are not nearly as promising, according to the American public.

Fact TankJuly 11, 2013

Tea Party Republicans believe legal status would reward undocumented immigrants

More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.

U.S. PoliticsJuly 8, 2013

5 Facts about Republicans and immigration

The immigration bill approved by the Senate now goes to the Republican-controlled House. Here’s a look at public opinion among Republicans on the issues involved.

Fact TankJune 28, 2013

Most Americans agree on immigration-reform approach, but differ on timing

Three-quarters of Americans believe any legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for legal status also should provide for increased border security.

HispanicJune 27, 2013

If they could, how many unauthorized immigrants would become U.S. citizens?

As Congress debates a comprehensive immigration bill, one key element under consideration is whether to offer a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants. If a bill were to pass including such a provision, how many would take advantage of the opportunity? The answer is of course speculative. The Pew Hispanic […]

Fact TankJune 26, 2013

Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage will likely impact immigration, too

There is an immigration angle to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act: Some gay and lesbian Americans will now be able to obtain visas for their foreign-born same-sex spouses. That is because the court’s ruling states that federal law cannot make a distinction between opposite-sex married couples and […]

U.S. PoliticsJune 23, 2013

Border Security Timing a Dividing Line in Immigration Debate

While the public broadly supports a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants, it is divided over one of the most contentious issues in Congress – whether border security must be achieved before the process of legalization can go forward.

Fact TankJune 13, 2013

Half of Americans who are knowledgeable about immigration bill support it

People who are relatively knowledgeable about the immigration bill favor the legislation by 50% to 33%.

ReligionMay 17, 2013

The Religious Affiliation of U.S. Immigrants

The religious affiliation of U.S. immigrants is majority Christian, but there is a rising share of other faiths, including Muslims and Hindus.