Did Talk Hosts Help Derail the Immigration Bill?
PEJ’s Talk Show Index finds immigration was the second-most popular topic from May 13-June 8, and airwaves discussion was dominated by hosts opposed to the legislation who often referred to it with the politically damning term “amnesty bill.”
Mixed Views on Immigration Bill
The public is ambivalent about the immigration bill being debated in the Senate, but a majority favors one of its key goals – providing a way for illegal aliens to become citizens. The public supports such a provision even when it is described as “amnesty,” a new Pew survey finds.
A Slower Flow from Mexico?
While short-term changes in immigration flows are difficult to measure, several indicators suggest a possible slackening in migration across the U.S. border since mid-2006.
The Immigration Divide
With his renewed push for a comprehensive immigration bill, President Bush is advancing a potentially powerful political wedge issue, but one with an unlikely twist: Immigration fractures the president’s own party at least as much as it divides the opposition.
Growing Share of Immigrants Choosing Naturalization
Today’s legal immigrants are signing on to a closer relationship with Uncle Sam more quickly and at higher rates than was the case a decade or two ago.
Are You a Citizen? Prove It
Worries about voter fraud, terrorism and illegal immigration are driving a surge in stiff new identification requirements. To weed out those who aren’t citizens, all Americans increasingly need a paper trail to qualify for some of the perks of citizenship — from driver’s licenses to Medicaid help.
Who Are the Immigrants?
This Pew Hispanic Center statistical profile provides a detailed look at the foreign-born population in the United States.
With a foreign-born population of over 35 million, who are these immigrants and what do we know about them?
From 200 Million to 300 Million: The Numbers behind Population Growth
The U.S. population will reach 300 million some time this month. This fact sheet presents an analysis, by race/ethnicity and nativity, of the 100 million people who were added to the population since 1966-67. In addition, the fact sheet breaks down the U.S. population, again by race/ethnicity and nativity, when it was 200 million and at the 300 million mark.
Cubans in the United States
A minority within a minority, Cuban-Americans are older, better educated and have a higher level of income than other Hispanics in this country. They also lean more toward the Republican Party.
Does Immigration Hurt U.S. Workers?
One of the questions at the heart of the immigration policy debate is whether the influx of workers from abroad hurts the employment prospects of U.S.-born workers. But it’s a question with no simple answers, according to our analysis of state level employment data.