Recently arrived immigrants have markedly different education, income and other characteristics from those who have been in the U.S. for longer.
In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – up from a quarter in 2007.
Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in America.
Many South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of their democracy. Confidence in some civic institutions declined from 1990 to 2013.
Money sent by immigrants to their home countries in sub-Saharan Africa reached a record $41 billion in 2017.
Many Nigerians, Tunisians and Kenyans say they plan to leave their countries in the next five years. Some who plan to migrate say they have taken steps to do so, such as gathering information about a destination country and saving money.
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.
The American public’s views of the impact immigrants have on the country remain largely positive – and deeply partisan.
The 69 immigrants and children of immigrants in the 116th Congress claim heritage in 38 countries and are overwhelmingly Democrats.
There were nearly 467,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018. Family members accounted for about a third of those apprehensions.