Fact Tank Mar. 11, 2014

Americans split on deportations as Latinos press Obama on issue

The White House is under pressure from Democrats and Latino leaders to ease deportations, as the number of unauthorized immigrants sent home neared 2 million under the Obama administration. Last week, National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía called the president the “deporter-in-chief.”

U.S. Politics Feb. 27, 2014

Americans Divided on Growing Number of Deportations

Immigration legislation is stalled in the House, but Americans still broadly support a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants. At the same time, they are divided over the growing number of deportations in recent years.

Fact Tank Jan. 28, 2014

On immigration, Republicans favor path to legal status, but differ over citizenship

As House Republicans plan to roll out their own proposals to reform the nation’s immigration system, polls continue to show a majority of Americans support some pathway to legal status for the 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. Roughly-two thirds of Americans favor either a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants (54%) or […]

Fact Tank Jan. 24, 2014

Record number of deportations in 2012

Number of immigrants deported by U.S. authorities in fiscal year 2012—a record.

Hispanic Dec. 19, 2013

Deportation Relief Outweighs Pathway to Citizenship

While Hispanics and Asian Americans overwhelmingly approve of creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, they also say relief from the threat of deportation is more important.

Fact Tank Oct. 31, 2013

U.S. image in Mexico rebounds from 2010 low

The share of Mexicans with a favorable view of the U.S. has risen 22 percentage points since passage of Arizona’s restrictive immigration law in 2010.

Hispanic Oct. 3, 2013

More Latinos Say Illegal Immigration’s Effect on the U.S. Latino Community is Positive

Hispanics’ views of the impact of unauthorized immigration on the U.S. Hispanic community have grown more positive since 2010, according to a new nationwide survey of 5,103 Hispanic adults by the Pew Research Center.

Fact Tank Sep. 23, 2013

The challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants

A talk with Pew Research Center senior demographer Jeffrey S. Passel on the challenges of counting the nation’s unauthorized immigrants.

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Hispanic Sep. 23, 2013

Interactive: U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Trends

Explore population trends from a new analysis of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States based on Pew Research Center estimates.

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Hispanic Sep. 23, 2013

Slideshow: Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed

Key findings from the report, “Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed”