U.S. PoliticsMarch 8, 2017

In Republicans’ views of a border wall, proximity to Mexico matters

Republicans who live closer to the U.S.-Mexico border are less supportive of the wall than are those who live farther away.

HispanicMarch 2, 2017

What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

The number of Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has declined by more than 1 million since 2007.

HispanicJanuary 13, 2017

Surge in Cuban immigration to U.S. continued through 2016

Overall, 56,406 Cubans entered the U.S. via ports of entry in fiscal year 2016, up 31% from fiscal 2015.

Fact TankDecember 21, 2016

Apprehensions of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border rose sharply in October and November

The number of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border rose by 42% in October and November of 2016 compared with the same two-month period in 2015.

Fact TankDecember 16, 2016

U.S. immigrant deportations fall to lowest level since 2007

The Obama administration deported 333,341 unauthorized immigrants in the 2015 fiscal year, a decline of about 81,000 (or 20%) from the prior year.

Fact TankDecember 15, 2016

International migration: Key findings from the U.S., Europe and the world

Millions of people around the world have migrated to the U.S. and other countries in recent years – some voluntarily, others to flee political turmoil, persecution or war.

Fact TankDecember 13, 2016

Americans still favor ties with Cuba after Castro’s death, U.S. election

Three-quarters of U.S. adults approve of the decision last year to re-establish relations with Cuba, and nearly as many favor ending the trade embargo.

Fact TankNovember 17, 2016

Pope Francis shaping a College of Cardinals that is less European

Only three of the 13 voting members of the newest cardinal-designates (those younger than 80) are from Europe.

Fact TankSeptember 20, 2016

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.

Fact TankSeptember 8, 2016

Key facts about how the U.S. Hispanic population is changing

The U.S. Hispanic population reached 57 million in 2015, but a drop-off in immigration from Latin America and a declining birth rate among Hispanic women has curbed overall growth of the population and slowed the dispersion of Hispanics through the U.S.