Pew Research CenterApril 16, 2018

Asylum claims in Canada reached highest level in decades in 2017

More people sought asylum in Canada in 2017 than at any point in at least a quarter-century. Furthermore, the 50,420 asylum applications Canada received in 2017 were more than double the number in 2016.

Pew Research CenterMarch 29, 2018

East Coast and Texas metros had the most H-1B visas for skilled workers from 2010 to 2016

The employment of high-skilled foreign workers with H-1B visas centered in large East Coast and Texas metro areas in fiscal 2010-2016.

GlobalMarch 22, 2018

At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010

International migration from sub-Saharan African countries to Europe and the U.S. has grown over the past decade. Many who live in sub-Saharan Africa say they would move to another country if they could.

GlobalFebruary 28, 2018

International migration from sub-Saharan Africa has grown dramatically since 2010

Sub-Saharan African nations account for nine of the 10 fastest growing international migrant populations since 2010.

GlobalFebruary 28, 2018

Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2017

Explore the origins and destinations of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.

HispanicFebruary 26, 2018

Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes

Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 15, 2018

Most immigrants arrested by ICE have prior criminal convictions, a big change from 2009

Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by ICE agents in fiscal 2017.

GlobalJanuary 29, 2018

Most displaced Syrians are in the Middle East, and about a million are in Europe

Nearly 13 million Syrians are displaced after seven years of conflict in their country – a total that amounts to about six-in-ten of Syria’s pre-conflict population, according to Pew Research Center estimates. No nation in recent decades has had such a large percentage of its population displaced. These are the countries and regions where the […]

GlobalJanuary 29, 2018

Remittances from abroad are major economic assets for some developing countries

For five countries – Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Liberia – remittances from citizens abroad are equivalent to at least a quarter of GDP.

HispanicJanuary 23, 2018

Migrants from Latin America and the Caribbean sent a record amount of money to their home countries in 2016

Remittance flows decreased worldwide for a second consecutive year in 2016, the first back-to-back decline in over three decades. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, however, rose to a record high.