The number of international migrants grew to 281 million in 2020; 3.6% of the world’s people lived outside their country of birth that year.
The U.S. Border Patrol reported more than 1.6 million encounters with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2021 fiscal year.
A record 22 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.
Key statistics about immigrants in the United States from 1980 to 2018.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Pew Research Center estimates that 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants, the lowest level in a decade, lived in the U.S. in 2016
Nearly 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born. That's the highest share of foreign-born people in the country since 1910, but it's far from the highest in the world.
Growth in the number of emigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed – due in large part to a slowdown of people leaving Mexico.
As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.
In 2016, 17.2% of U.S. immigrants ages 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree and another 12.8% had attained a postgraduate degree. Both shares are up since 1980.