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.
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.
7 facts about world migration
The world’s increasing population means that the sheer number of international migrants has never been higher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chart of the Week: Where international migrants are going to and coming from
Interactive map of emigration and immigration worldwide.
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.
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.