GlobalAugust 9, 2018

Record number of forcibly displaced people lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017

The number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict reached a new high of 18.4 million in 2017, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world.

GlobalJuly 25, 2018

Number of foreign college graduates staying in U.S. to work climbed again in 2017, but growth has slowed

A record 276,500 foreign graduates received work permits under the Optional Practical Training program in the U.S. in 2017, up from 257,100 in 2016.

Pew Research CenterJuly 6, 2018

Border apprehensions of migrant families have risen substantially so far in 2018

The U.S. apprehended nearly 49,000 family members at its southern border from January through June – more than twice as many as in the same period last year.

Pew Research CenterJuly 5, 2018

For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world

The U.S. has taken in 3 million of the more than 4 million refugees resettled worldwide since 1980. But in 2017, the U.S. resettled 33,000 refugees, the country’s lowest total since the years following 9/11.

Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2018

Differing views of immigrants pose a test for Germany’s coalition government

The differences over immigration policy between Germany’s Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union are also evident among backers of the parties.

Pew Research CenterMay 24, 2018

Research from 2018 demographers’ conference: Migration, self-identity, marriage and other key findings

Migration, racial or ethnic self-identity, and marriage were among the many topics explored at the Population Association of America’s annual meeting last month.

Pew Research CenterMay 24, 2018

Republicans turn more negative toward refugees as number admitted to U.S. plummets

As the U.S. is on track to admit its smallest number of refugees in decades, opinions about whether the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees have become more polarized.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Foreign students who stayed and worked in the U.S. under OPT after graduation by metro area, 2004-2016

Details on the 113 metro areas that had 2,000 or more foreign students approved for the U.S. government’s Optional Practical Training (OPT) program from 2004 to 2016.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Where do foreign student graduates work in the United States?

Explore the movement of international graduates in the 61 metro areas where at least 5,000 foreign graduates applied and were approved for OPT.

GlobalMay 10, 2018

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

The federal Optional Practical Training program saw a 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields between 2008 and 2016.