U.S. Politics Mar. 28, 2013

Most Support Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants

Most Americans say unauthorized immigrants should be allowed to stay, but there is less agreement on whether they should be able to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Pew Research Center Feb. 1, 2013

Immigration Q&A: Pew Research Data on Public Opinion and the Immigrant Population

Hispanic Jan. 29, 2013

U.S. Immigrant Population Continues to Grow

The nation’s immigrant population reached a record 40.4 million in 2011, while the number of unauthorized immigrants has declined from a 2007 peak of 12 million.

Hispanic Dec. 6, 2012

11.1 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Were Living in the U.S. in 2011

The number was unchanged from the previous two years and a continuation of the sharp decline in this population since its peak in 2007.

Hispanic Aug. 14, 2012

Up to 1.7M Youths May Benefit From New Deportation Rules

An updated analysis of President Obama’s new deportation policy finds 1.7 million of 4.4 million unauthorized immigrants ages 30 and under could qualify for temporary but renewable work permits to remain in the U.S. legally.

Hispanic Jun. 15, 2012

Up to 1.4 million Unauthorized Immigrants Could Benefit from New Deportation Policy

President Obama’s announcement on June 15 about changes in deportation policies could benefit up to 1.4 million unauthorized immigrants.

Hispanic Apr. 23, 2012

Net Migration from Mexico Falls to Zero and Perhaps Less

After four- decades that brought 12 million current immigrants — more than half of whom came illegally — the net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped and may have reversed.

Hispanic Dec. 28, 2011

As Deportations Rise to Record Levels, Most Latinos Oppose Obama’s Policy

Latinos disapprove by a margin of more than two-to-one of the way the Obama administration is handling deportations of unauthorized immigrants, according to a new national survey of Latino adults by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.

U.S. Politics Dec. 6, 2011

Illegal Immigration: Gaps Between and Within Parties

The public continues to support tough measures to crack down on illegal immigration, but also a path to citizenship for those in the country illegally.

Hispanic Dec. 1, 2011

Unauthorized Immigrants: Length of Residency, Patterns of Parenthood

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s recent endorsement of a proposal to create a path for unauthorized immigrants to gain legal status if they have lived in the country for a long period of time has prompted renewed interest in the characteristics of this population. An analysis finds that nearly two-thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants have lived in the U.S. for at least ten years.