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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. Explore charts and tables with demographic data on the foreign born population in the U.S. from 1960 to 2017.
Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2017
Explore the origins and destinations of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2017.
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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.
Americans favor medical care but not economic aid for undocumented immigrants affected by COVID-19
68% of U.S. adults say the federal government has a responsibility to provide medical care to undocumented immigrants who have COVID-19.
With U.S.-Mexico border closed, migrant apprehensions fell by nearly half in April
U.S. Border Patrol agents expelled or apprehended 15,862 migrants at the southwest border in April, down 47% from March.
Education levels of recent Latino immigrants in the U.S. reached new highs as of 2018
The educational attainment of recently arrived Latino immigrants in the U.S. has reached its highest level in at least three decades.
More than nine-in-ten people worldwide live in countries with travel restrictions amid COVID-19
The movement of people across borders has halted in much of the world as countries close their borders in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Fast facts on how Greeks see migrants as Greece-Turkey border crisis deepens
As a standoff escalates at the Greece-Turkey border, here's how people in Greece see migrants, as well as how many migrants live in Greece.
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