Fact Tank Apr. 28, 2015

With help from Mexico, number of child migrants crossing U.S. border falls

Mexico’s 3,819 deportations of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the first five months of fiscal year 2015 represent a 56% increase over the same period a year earlier.

Feb. 4, 2015

50 years later, Americans give thumbs-up to immigration law that changed the nation

As Washington once again engages in a heated political battle over immigration policy, it’s worth reminding ourselves just how much the country and its politics have changed since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act — a law that dramatically changed the makeup of the nation.

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Global Sep. 2, 2014

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013

Explore the origins and destinations of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2013.

Fact Tank Sep. 2, 2014

7 facts about world migration

The world’s increasing population means that the sheer number of international migrants has never been higher.

Fact Tank Jun. 18, 2014

For World Refugee Day, 5 long-term refugee trends

Despite the ongoing conflicts in these countries, the number of refugees around the world is considerably less than it was two decades ago, numbering between 10 million and 12 million in recent years.

Fact Tank Jun. 6, 2014

Where World Cup footballers play during the regular season

A total of 476 World Cup team members (65%) currently play for clubs in countries outside of their World Cup nation.

Fact Tank May. 14, 2014

15 states with the highest share of immigrants in their population

A sharp rise in the number of immigrants living in the U.S. in recent decades serves as a backdrop for the debate in Congress over the nation’s immigration policies. In 1990, the U.S. had 19.8 million immigrants. That number rose to a record 40.7 million immigrants in 2012, among them 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants. 

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2014

Illegal immigration by boat: A dangerous, but common way of entering Europe

Boat migrants comprise less than 10% of the more than 1 million new immigrants entering the EU from non-EU countries by air, land or sea each year. But among those known to have arrived illegally in 2013, over half came by sea – the highest percentage in recent years.

Fact Tank Mar. 7, 2014

Chart of the Week: Where international migrants are going to and coming from

Interactive map of emigration and immigration worldwide.

Fact Tank Feb. 19, 2014

How many Sochi athletes are competing for a country that is not their birth nation?

South Korea-born speed skater Viktor Ahn is not alone.