Mexican Views of the U.S. Turn Sharply Negative
Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans express a negative opinion of the U.S., more than double the share in 2015. Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s direction and economy, and many are concerned about crime and corruption.
Mexican Lawful Immigrants Among the Least Likely to Become U.S. Citizens
While 67% of lawful immigrants eligible for naturalization had applied for and obtained U.S. citizenship by 2015, this share was only 42% among Mexicans.
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.
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.
Less than half the public views border wall as an important goal for U.S. immigration policy
Only 39% of Americans view building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border as a very or somewhat important goal.
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.
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.
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.
Apprehensions of Mexican migrants at U.S. borders reach near-historic low
This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.
5 facts about Mexico and immigration to the U.S.
From 1965 to 2015, more than 16 million Mexicans migrated to the U.S. in one of the largest mass migrations in modern history. But Mexican migration to the U.S. has slowed in recent years. Today, Mexico also increasingly serves as a land bridge for Central American immigrants traveling to the U.S.