With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.
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.
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.
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.
The map shows where Hispanics lived in the United States and provides detailed information on the 10 counties with the largest Hispanic populations.
Economic, health and language facts about the Hispanic and non-Hispanic populations in the U.S.
A decline in Hispanic birth rates and the pace of immigration from Latin America has had an effect on the growth and dispersion of Hispanics in the country.
Hispanic origin for the top 60 metropolitan areas, by Hispanic population.
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.
As political and economic unrest roils Venezuela, U.S. asylum applications filed by Venezuelans so far in fiscal 2016 have jumped 168% compared with the same time period a year earlier.