After surging in 2019, migrant apprehensions at U.S.-Mexico border fell sharply in fiscal 2020
U.S. Border Patrol agents expelled or apprehended 15,862 migrants at the southwest border in April, down 47% from March.
The ways Hispanics describe their identity vary across immigrant generations
More than half of foreign-born Latinos describe themselves using the name of their origin country, versus 39% among U.S.-born adult children of immigrants.
Amid COVID-19, remittances to some Latin American nations fell sharply in April, then rebounded
El Salvador experienced a 40% drop in remittances in April 2020 compared with April 2019, the largest decline among the six nations analyzed.
Key findings about U.S. immigrants
Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants.
Facts on U.S. immigrants, 2018
Key statistics about immigrants in the United States from 1980 to 2018.
How removing unauthorized immigrants from census statistics could affect House reapportionment
If unauthorized U.S. immigrants aren't counted, 3 states could each lose a seat they otherwise would have had and 3 others each could gain one.
Sharp decline in remittances expected in 2020 amid COVID-19 lockdowns in top sending nations
Remittances – money sent by migrants to their home countries – are projected to fall by a record 20% this year.
Americans broadly support legal status for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children
91% of Democrats favor granting legal status to immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children; 54% of Republicans say the same.
Attitudes Toward Diversity in 11 Emerging Economies
Across the surveyed countries, opinion varies widely about the value of diversity. But interacting with people of different backgrounds is related to more positive attitudes about the role of diversity in society.
A majority of Americans say immigrants mostly fill jobs U.S. citizens do not want
About three-quarters of U.S. adults say undocumented immigrants mostly fill jobs U.S. citizens do not want.
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