Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing
The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.
U.S. immigrant deportations declined in 2014, but remain near record high
The Obama administration deported 414,481 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal 2014, a drop from the prior year driven by a decline in deportations of immigrants with a criminal conviction.
Migrant remittances worldwide drop in 2015 for first time since Great Recession
Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.
Venezuelan asylum applications to U.S. soar in 2016
As political and economic unrest roils Venezuela, U.S. asylum applications filed by Venezuelans so far in fiscal 2016 have jumped 168% compared with the same time period a year earlier.
Nearly 1 in 100 worldwide are now displaced from their homes
More than 60 million people are displaced from their homes as of the end of 2015, the highest number of displaced people since World War II.
Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015
The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.
In views of diversity, many Europeans are less positive than Americans
More than half in Greece (63%) and Italy (53%) say that growing diversity makes their countries a worse place to live. Roughly four-in-ten Hungarians (41%) and Poles (40%) agree.
About four-in-ten of the world’s migrants live in the U.S. or Europe
But the U.S. and Europe are quite different when it comes to their migrant populations’ origin countries.
5 facts about migration and the United Kingdom
The UK has the fifth-largest immigrant population in the world, at 8.5 million.
Immigrant share of population jumps in some European countries
The recent historic migration surge into Europe has led to a large jump in the immigrant share of populations in many European nations, with the notable exceptions of the UK and France, which saw more modest increases.