Americans’ views about the impact the growing number of immigrants working in the U.S. is having on American workers have softened notably over the past decade.
The Obama administration deported 414,481 unauthorized immigrants in fiscal 2014, a drop from the prior year driven by a decline in deportations of immigrants with a criminal conviction.
Immigration policy has been a focal point of Donald Trump’s campaign since he first announced he was running for president. Here's a look at where his supporters stand on the issue.
The public is divided over many aspects of U.S. immigration policy.
More than half in Greece (63%) and Italy (53%) say that growing diversity makes their countries a worse place to live. Roughly four-in-ten Hungarians (41%) and Poles (40%) agree.
Among the vast majority of GOP voters who think that the growing number of newcomers to the U.S. “threatens traditional American customs and values,” 59% have warm feelings toward Donald Trump – with 42% saying they feel very warmly toward him. By contrast, among the much smaller share of Republican voters (just 21%) who say […]
Trump supporters have a distinct approach to global affairs.
Between 1994 and 2005, Republicans’ and Democrats’ views of immigrants tracked one another closely. Beginning around 2006, however, they began to diverge.
Public opinion data going back to the 1930s shows that generally speaking, Americans oppose large numbers of refugees entering the country.
The United States began regulating immigration soon after it won independence from Great Britain, and the laws since enacted have reflected the politics and migrant flows of the times. We looked at key immigration laws from 1790 to 2014.