Hispanics are more likely than the general U.S. public to believe in the American dream – that hard work will pay off and that each generation is better off than the one prior.
Nearly three-quarters of Americans favor granting permanent legal status to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally when they were children.
The share of Latino parents who ensure the Spanish language lives on with their children declines as their immigrant connections become more distant.
The U.S. Census Bureau is planning to ask everyone living in the United States whether they are citizens when it conducts its next decennial census in 2020.
Immigrants with past criminal convictions accounted for 74% of all arrests made by ICE agents in fiscal 2017.
After years of decline, the number of arrests made by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement climbed to a three-year high in fiscal 2017.
For five countries – Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Tajikistan and Liberia – remittances from citizens abroad are equivalent to at least a quarter of GDP.
Remittance flows decreased worldwide for a second consecutive year in 2016, the first back-to-back decline in over three decades. Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean, however, rose to a record high.
When the two policies are taken together, 54% of Americans both favor legal status for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children and oppose expanding the border wall.
Most of the United States’ 20 largest immigrant groups experienced increases in naturalization rates between 2005 and 2015, with India and Ecuador posting the biggest increases among origin countries.