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.
5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.
There were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2017. The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants declined since 2007.
Recently arrived U.S. immigrants, growing in number, differ from long-term residents
Recently arrived immigrants have markedly different education, income and other characteristics from those who have been in the U.S. for longer.
Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2017
There were a record 44.4 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, making up 13.6% of the nation’s population.
Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and 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.
Immigrants sent a record amount of money home to sub-Saharan African countries in 2017
Money sent by immigrants to their home countries in sub-Saharan Africa reached a record $41 billion in 2017.
Remittance flows worldwide in 2017
Worldwide, an estimated $625 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to individuals in their home countries in 2017, a 7% increase from 2016, when the amount was $586 billion, according to economists at the World Bank. This increase follows two consecutive years of decline.
Many Nigerians, Tunisians and Kenyans say they plan to leave their countries in the next five years
Many Nigerians, Tunisians and Kenyans say they plan to leave their countries in the next five years. Some who plan to migrate say they have taken steps to do so, such as gathering information about a destination country and saving money.
Around the World, More Say Immigrants Are a Strength Than a Burden
Majorities in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries. Yet publics are divided on immigrants' willingness to adopt their host country's customs.
20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.
In 2016, the 20 U.S. metro areas with the most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.5 million of them, or 61% of the estimated total.
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