A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently. While this share of Hispanics has been growing, the share that speaks Spanish at home has been declining over the past 13 years.
Mexico’s 3,819 deportations of unaccompanied minors from Central America during the first five months of fiscal year 2015 represent a 56% increase over the same period a year earlier.
Many Europeans, especially in the continent's south, hold negative views of immigrants and are concerned about new arrivals from outside the EU.
Although the U.S. has long had a sizable black population as a legacy of slavery, voluntary black immigration here is projected to grow in coming decades.
A record 3.8 million black immigrants live in the U.S. today, accounting for 8.7% of the nation’s black population, nearly triple their share in 1980. While half are from the Caribbean, African immigration has soared since 2000.
Most hold low-skilled service, construction and production jobs, but those shares have fallen since 2007. In the states, the leading industry employers are hospitality, manufacturing and construction.
A group of 26 states filed a lawsuit in December to stop his executive actions on immigration, arguing that he didn't have the authority to make the changes.
As Washington once again engages in a heated political battle over immigration policy, it’s worth reminding ourselves just how much the country and its politics have changed since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act -- a law that dramatically changed the makeup of the nation.
Immigration continues to loom as a major issue in 2015, following President Obama's executive actions last year expanding the number of undocumented immigrants permitted to work and stay in the U.S. A roundup of facts about unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. and public opinion.