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.

Fact TankSeptember 24, 2015

How the U.S. compares with other countries taking in refugees

Although Europe is struggling to manage the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere, the countries facing the biggest refugee impacts are the ones closest to the fighting.

Fact TankApril 28, 2015

With help from Mexico, number of child migrants crossing U.S. border falls

Mexico’s 3,819 deportations of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the first five months of fiscal year 2015 represent a 56% increase over the same period a year earlier.

Fact TankFebruary 4, 2015

50 years later, Americans give thumbs-up to immigration law that changed the nation

As Washington once again engages in a heated political battle over immigration policy, it’s worth reminding ourselves just how much the country and its politics have changed since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act — a law that dramatically changed the makeup of the nation.