Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.
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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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.
There were nearly 467,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018. Family members accounted for about a third of those apprehensions.
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.
There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.