Most Americans Are Critical of Government’s Handling of Situation at U.S.-Mexico Border
Republican support for allowing undocumented immigrants to remain legally in the United States has declined.
Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and Biden’s proposed changes
Venezuelans, Burmese among more than 600,000 immigrants eligible for Temporary Protected Status in U.S.
Key facts about refugees to the U.S.
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Attitudes Toward Diversity in 11 Emerging Economies
Across the surveyed countries, opinion varies widely about the value of diversity. But interacting with people of different backgrounds is related to more positive attitudes about the role of diversity in society.
Many immigrants with Temporary Protected Status face uncertain future in U.S.
Roughly 317,000 immigrants from 10 countries have this status after fleeing dangerous conditions at home. Learn about where these protections stand.
Public’s Priorities for U.S. Asylum Policy: More Judges for Cases, Safe Conditions for Migrants
Most continue to favor legal status for undocumented immigrants
People around the world express more support for taking in refugees than immigrants
People around the world are more accepting of refugees fleeing violence and war than they are of immigrants moving to their country.
Canada now leads the world in refugee resettlement, surpassing the U.S.
Canada resettled 28,000 refugees in 2018, similar to its 2017 total. Meanwhile, the U.S. resettled 23,000, down from the previous year.
Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and Trump’s proposed changes
Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.
A majority of Europeans favor taking in refugees, but most disapprove of EU’s handling of the issue
A majority of people in several European countries support taking in refugees. Yet there is widespread disapproval of how the EU has handled the refugee issue.
Record number of forcibly displaced people lived in sub-Saharan Africa in 2017
The number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa who were forced to leave their homes due to conflict reached a new high of 18.4 million in 2017, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world.
For the first time, U.S. resettles fewer refugees than the rest of the world
The U.S. has taken in 3 million of the more than 4 million refugees resettled worldwide since 1980. But in 2017, the U.S. resettled 33,000 refugees, the country’s lowest total since the years following 9/11.
Republicans turn more negative toward refugees as number admitted to U.S. plummets
As the U.S. is on track to admit its smallest number of refugees in decades, opinions about whether the U.S. has a responsibility to accept refugees have become more polarized.
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