In nine countries, 20% or more born there have migrated or sought refuge abroad
Some 244 million people worldwide have left their countries of birth – many seeking improved economic opportunities or fleeing physical danger – but the impact of out-migration has been uneven worldwide.
Size of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Workforce Stable After the Great Recession
There were 8 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. working or looking for work in 2014, making up 5% of the civilian labor force.
Number of babies born to unauthorized immigrants in U.S. continued to decline in 2014
About 275,000 babies were born to unauthorized-immigrant parents in 2014, a decline from 330,000 in 2009.
Middle East’s Migrant Population More Than Doubles Since 2005
Regional conflict and economic opportunity boost number of migrants from 25 million to 54 million.
Key facts about the world’s refugees
With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016
A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period.
Unauthorized immigrant population stable for half a decade
The unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S. – 11.1 million in 2014 – has remained essentially stable since 2009 after nearly two decades of changes.
Overall Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009
The estimated total - 11.1 million in 2014 - has steadied since the end of the recession as the number declined from Mexico but grew from other countries.
Immigrant naturalization applications climb, but not as much as past years
The number of legal permanent residents applying for U.S. citizenship in the nine months starting last October is at its highest level in four years.
Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing
The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.
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