Record number of deportations in 2012
Number of immigrants deported by U.S. authorities in fiscal year 2012—a record.
Hispanics prioritize legalization for unauthorized immigrants over citizenship
46% of all Hispanics and 59% of Hispanic immigrants say they worry “a lot” or “some” that they themselves, a family member or a close friend could be deported. Hispanics alone comprise about three-fourths of all immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
Deportation Relief Outweighs Pathway to Citizenship
While Hispanics and Asian Americans overwhelmingly approve of creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, they also say relief from the threat of deportation is more important.
Data: International Migrants by Country
Explore the population of international migrants by country with this interactive. International migrants include many foreign workers, international students, refugees and their descendants.
Changing Global Migration Patterns
More international migrants now live in high-income countries such as the U.S. and Germany, while more were born in middle-income nations such as India and Mexico. Migrants’ annual remittances have nearly tripled since 2000 to more than $500 billion.
U.S. image in Mexico rebounds from 2010 low
The share of Mexicans with a favorable view of the U.S. has risen 22 percentage points since passage of Arizona’s restrictive immigration law in 2010.
Crime rises among second-generation immigrants as they assimilate
Second-generation immigrants are just “catching up” with the rest of us, a new study says.
More Latinos Say Illegal Immigration’s Effect on the U.S. Latino Community is Positive
Hispanics’ views of the impact of unauthorized immigration on the U.S. Hispanic community have grown more positive since 2010, according to a new nationwide survey of 5,103 Hispanic adults by the Pew Research Center.
The challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants
A talk with Pew Research Center senior demographer Jeffrey S. Passel on the challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants.
Interactive: U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Trends
Explore population trends from a new analysis of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States based on Pew Research Center estimates.