Recent monthly migrant encounter totals far exceed the peak reached during the last major wave at the U.S.-Mexico border in May 2019.
In 2021, there were 2.6 million foreign-born Hispanics who had been in the U.S. for five years or less. This is down from 3.8 million in 2000.
The U.S. population grew by 24.5 million from 2010 to 2022, and Hispanics accounted for 53% of this increase.
Most U.S. Latinos speak Spanish: 75% say they are able to carry on a conversation in Spanish pretty well or very well. But not all Latinos are Spanish speakers, and about half (54%) of non-Spanish-speaking Latinos have been shamed by other Latinos for not speaking Spanish.
Among Asian Americans, U.S.-born children of immigrants are most likely to have hidden part of their heritage
32% of U.S.-born Asian adults have hidden a part of their heritage, compared with 15% of immigrants.
In 2022, there were 63.7 million Hispanics living in the United States. The U.S. Hispanic population has diverse origins in Latin America and Spain.
Around three-quarters of Asian Americans (78%) have a favorable view of the United States. Majorities of Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Vietnamese adults in the U.S. have a favorable view of their own ancestral homeland. By contrast, fewer than half of Chinese Americans say they have a favorable opinion of China.
About one-in-four Asian Americans (24%) consider themselves extremely or very informed about the history of Asian people in the United States.
Democrats hold the edge on many issues, but more Americans agree with Republicans on the economy, crime and immigration. Inflation remains the top concern for Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, with 77% saying it is a very big problem. For Democrats and Democratic leaners, gun violence is the top concern, with about 81% saying it is a very big problem.
Just 23% of Americans say the government is doing a good job dealing with the large number of people seeking asylum at the border, while 73% say it’s doing a bad job.
In the U.S., 12% of all restaurants serve Asian food; that share is slightly higher than the 7% of the U.S. population that is Asian American.