Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.
The U.S. Hispanic population is diverse. These nearly 60 million individuals trace their heritage to Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America and to Spain, each with distinct demographic and economic profiles. But as migration patterns from Latin America change, the origins of U.S. Hispanics are beginning to shift.
While Mexico is the United States' largest source of immigrants, the number of Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has declined since 2007.
Mexico has apprehended and deported more migrants within its borders so far this fiscal year than at the same point in fiscal 2018.
Roughly 318,000 immigrants have this status after fleeing dangerous conditions in their countries. Learn more on the status for the largest origin groups now protected under TPS.