Fact TankMay 4, 2016

U.S. border apprehensions of families and unaccompanied children jump dramatically

Apprehensions of children and their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since October 2015 have more than doubled from a year ago and now outnumber apprehensions of unaccompanied children, a figure that also increased this year.

Fact TankApril 14, 2016

Apprehensions of Mexican migrants at U.S. borders reach near-historic low

This change comes after a period in which net migration of Mexicans to the U.S. had fallen to lows not seen since the 1940s.

Fact TankApril 8, 2016

From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now

The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.

Fact TankMarch 18, 2016

Illegal migration to EU rises for routes both well-worn and less-traveled

In 2015, more than 1.8 million people crossed the European Union’s borders illegally, up from 280,000 detections of illegal border crossings in 2014.

Fact TankJanuary 21, 2016

Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say

Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.

Fact TankNovember 19, 2015

U.S. public seldom has welcomed refugees into country

Public opinion data going back to the 1930s shows that generally speaking, Americans oppose large numbers of refugees entering the country.

Fact TankNovember 19, 2015

Building outpaces population growth in many of China’s urban areas

With so much new infrastructure, 62% of urban areas in China with populations over 100,000 have become less crowded — even as most gained in total population.

Fact TankOctober 14, 2015

Puerto Ricans leave in record numbers for mainland U.S.

Last year, 84,000 people left Puerto Rico for the U.S. mainland, a 38% increase from 2010. At the same time, the number of people moving to Puerto Rico from the mainland declined.

Fact TankOctober 8, 2015

Refugee surge brings youth to an aging Europe

Hundreds of thousands of mostly young refugees are fleeing into Europe, where most countries have rapidly aging (and sometimes shrinking) populations.

Fact TankSeptember 30, 2015

Europe’s asylum seekers: Who they are, where they’re going, and their chances of staying

For the hundreds of thousands of migrants entering the European Union, their chances of gaining asylum vary greatly depending on where they’re from and in which country they apply.