Explore the top countries of origin for immigrants in each state from 1850 to 2013.
The nation's foreign-born population has swelled from 10 million in 1965 to a record 45 million in 2015. By 2065, the U.S. will have a projected 78 million immigrants.
The U.S. Hispanic population has long been characterized by its immigrant roots. But as immigration from Latin America slows, the immigrant share among each of the nation’s largest Hispanic origin groups is in decline.
A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently. While this share of Hispanics has been growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the past 13 years.
Most U.S. unauthorized immigrants hold low-skilled service, construction and production jobs, but those shares have fallen since 2007. In the states, the leading industry employers are hospitality, manufacturing and construction.
Written testimony submitted to U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for a hearing on: Securing the Border: Defining the Current Population Living in the Shadows and Addressing Future Flows
From 2009 to 2012, the population of unauthorized immigrants rose in seven states and fell in 14. Losses in 13 states were due to drops in the number of unauthorized immigrants from Mexico.
Democrats maintain a wide, but diminished, advantage among Hispanic registered voters, 54% of whom say a candidate's position on immigration is not a deal-breaker in determining their vote.
Field dates: 09/11/14 - 10/09/14
Respondents: Nationally representative sample of 1,520 Latinos ages 18 and older.
Margin of Error: +/- 3.2 percentage points at the 95% confidence interval.
This survey focused on politics, the 2014 election, immigration, job satisfaction and identity.
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The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession and shows no sign of rising, according to new Pew Research Center estimates. The marked slowdown in new arrivals means that those who remain are more likely to be long-term residents, and to live with their U.S.-born children.