Fact Tank Aug. 15, 2014

5 facts about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

5 facts about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which President Obama signed two years ago.

Fact Tank Aug. 11, 2014

5 facts about Honduras and immigration

65% of people in Honduras live in poverty. 16% of Honduras’s GDP is based on money sent from migrants abroad. The wave of all immigrants in the U.S. coming from Honduras is relatively new, with more than half arriving in 2000 or later.

Fact Tank Aug. 4, 2014

Many Mexican child migrants caught multiple times at border

New data shows that thousands of unaccompanied Mexican children caught at the border have crossed into the U.S. multiple times.

Fact Tank Jul. 29, 2014

Hispanics split on how to address surge in Central American child migrants

About as many Hispanics support the current system for deciding immigration cases as do those expediting the process (49% – 47%), which would have the effect of speeding up deportations.

Fact Tank Jul. 25, 2014

At the border, a sharp rise in unaccompanied girls fleeing Honduras

The number of unaccompanied girls from three Central American countries caught at the Southwest border, particularly those ages 13 to 17, has increased more rapidly this year than the number of boys.

Fact Tank Jul. 22, 2014

Children 12 and under are fastest growing group of unaccompanied minors at U.S. border

As the number of unaccompanied children trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has surged, the increase in apprehensions among children ages 12 and younger has been far greater than among teens, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of previously unreleased government data. The new data show a 117% increase in the number of unaccompanied […]

U.S. Politics Jul. 16, 2014

Surge in Border Crossings Roils U.S. Immigration Debate

About half (53%) of Americans think that the U.S. should speed up the legal process for dealing with Central American children who cross the border illegally, while fewer (38%) support staying with the current policy.

Fact Tank Jun. 11, 2014

Tea Partiers are not all immigration hawks

Only a minority of Republican voters take a hard-line stance on immigration.

Jun. 10, 2014

Number of Latino children caught trying to enter U.S. nearly doubles in less than a year

The number of unaccompanied children from Mexico and Central America who were apprehended at the U.S. border has nearly doubled in less than a year.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2014

Illegal immigration by boat: A dangerous, but common way of entering Europe

Boat migrants comprise less than 10% of the more than 1 million new immigrants entering the EU from non-EU countries by air, land or sea each year. But among those known to have arrived illegally in 2013, over half came by sea – the highest percentage in recent years.