People around the world express more support for taking in refugees than immigrants
People around the world are more accepting of refugees fleeing violence and war than they are of immigrants moving to their country.
What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico
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.
Canada now leads the world in refugee resettlement, surpassing the U.S.
Canada resettled 28,000 refugees in 2018, similar to its 2017 total. Meanwhile, the U.S. resettled 23,000, down from the previous year.
5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.
There were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2017. The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants declined since 2007.
Mexicans decline to less than half the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population for the first time
The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants has fallen since its peak of 6.9 million in 2007 and was lower in 2017 than in any year since 2001.
Migrant apprehensions and deportations increase in Mexico, but remain below recent highs
Mexico has apprehended and deported more migrants within its borders so far this fiscal year than at the same point in fiscal 2018.
Recently arrived U.S. immigrants, growing in number, differ from long-term residents
Recently arrived immigrants have markedly different education, income and other characteristics from those who have been in the U.S. for longer.
Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes
Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.
Immigrants sent a record amount of money home to sub-Saharan African countries in 2017
Money sent by immigrants to their home countries in sub-Saharan Africa reached a record $41 billion in 2017.
Remittance flows worldwide in 2017
Worldwide, an estimated $625 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to individuals in their home countries in 2017, a 7% increase from 2016, when the amount was $586 billion, according to economists at the World Bank. This increase follows two consecutive years of decline.
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