Explore unauthorized immigration by state using our new interactive
Unauthorized immigrants make up a quarter of all U.S. foreign-born residents. Our new interactive offers data on unauthorized immigrants by state.
4 paths highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.
Here’s a brief overview of four paths that many highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.: the H-1B visa program, the F-1 visa program, the Optional Practical Training program and green cards.
International migrants by country
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
Immigrant share in U.S. nears record high but remains below that of many other countries
Nearly 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born. That’s the highest share of foreign-born people in the country since 1910, but it’s far from the highest in the world.
Latin America, Caribbean no longer world’s fastest growing source of international migrants
Growth in the number of emigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed – due in large part to a slowdown of people leaving Mexico.
Majority of U.S. Public Supports High-Skilled Immigration
Many Americans support encouraging high-skilled immigration into the United States. But the U.S. trails other economically advanced nations in its share of immigrants with high skills.
Border apprehensions increased in 2018 – especially for migrant families
There were nearly 467,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018. Family members accounted for about a third of those apprehensions.
Many worldwide oppose more migration – both into and out of their countries
As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.
What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico
There were 12.0 million immigrants from Mexico living in the United States in 2016, and fewer than half of them were in the country illegally.
Key findings about U.S. immigrants
Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2016.