In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.
A combination of strong anti-refugee sentiment and above-average disdain for minority groups sets Hungary apart from many of its fellow European Union nations.
In 2015, more than 1.8 million people crossed the European Union’s borders illegally, up from 280,000 detections of illegal border crossings in 2014.
For the hundreds of thousands of migrants entering the European Union, their chances of gaining asylum vary greatly depending on where they're from and in which country they apply.
Mexico’s 3,819 deportations of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the first five months of fiscal year 2015 represent a 56% increase over the same period a year earlier.
Mexican approval ratings of the U.S. are at their highest point since 2009. This boost in America’s image comes amidst rising expectations that Washington may soon reform U.S. immigration laws. The question now is whether the two countries can build on the promise fostered by the proposed immigration policy and cement some of the progress that appears to have been made.