Fact Tank Jul. 11, 2013

Tea Party Republicans believe legal status would reward undocumented immigrants

More than eight-in-ten Tea Party Republicans say granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would reward illegal behavior.

Fact Tank Jul. 8, 2013

5 Facts about Republicans and immigration

The immigration bill approved by the Senate now goes to the Republican-controlled House. Here’s a look at public opinion among Republicans on the issues involved.

Fact Tank Jun. 27, 2013

If they could, how many unauthorized immigrants would become U.S. citizens?

As Congress debates a comprehensive immigration bill, one key element under consideration is whether to offer a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants. If a bill were to pass including such a provision, how many would take advantage of the opportunity? The answer is of course speculative. The Pew Hispanic […]

Fact Tank Jun. 13, 2013

Half of Americans who are knowledgeable about immigration bill support it

People who are relatively knowledgeable about the immigration bill favor the legislation by 50% to 33%.

Hispanic Apr. 17, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants: How Pew Research Counts Them and What We Know About Them

Jeffrey Passel, a senior demographer for the Pew Research Center, describes how the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. was calculated and what impact new immigration proposals may have on this group.

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.