In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – up from a quarter in 2007.
Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.
Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.
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.
Explore estimates of unauthorized immigrant populations in 182 U.S. metropolitan areas.
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.
Unauthorized immigrants make up a quarter of all U.S. foreign-born residents. Our new interactive offers data on unauthorized immigrants by state.
Explore maps and tables showing detailed data on unauthorized immigrants by state.
As Trump and Democrats press their cases about ways to end the government shutdown, here’s a look at how Americans see illegal immigration.
Partisan divide on whether shutdown is ‘very serious’ problem