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5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

June 12, 2019 - 15:00

There were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2017. The number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants declined since 2007.

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Video: Is the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. declining?

June 12, 2019 - 14:09

The latest Pew Research Center data estimates there were 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, down significantly from a decade prior. In this video, our researchers go behind the scenes to explain the “how” and “why” behind determining these new numbers.

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Mexicans decline to less than half the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population for the first time

June 12, 2019 - 14:03

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.

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Migrant apprehensions and deportations increase in Mexico, but remain below recent highs

June 12, 2019 - 07:01

Mexico has apprehended and deported more migrants within its borders so far this fiscal year than at the same point in fiscal 2018.

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Key findings about U.S. immigrants

June 3, 2019 - 16:00

More than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2017.

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Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2017

June 3, 2019 - 14:54

There were a record 44.4 million immigrants living in the U.S. in 2017, making up 13.6% of the nation’s population. Explore charts and tables with demographic data on the foreign born population in the U.S. from 1960 to 2017.

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Recently arrived U.S. immigrants, growing in number, differ from long-term residents

June 3, 2019 - 14:12

Recently arrived immigrants have markedly different education, income and other characteristics from those who have been in the U.S. for longer.

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U.S. unauthorized immigrants are more proficient in English, more educated than a decade ago

May 23, 2019 - 13:30

In 2016, a third of unauthorized immigrant adults were proficient in English – up from a quarter in 2007.

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Key facts about Asian origin groups in the U.S.

May 22, 2019 - 15:00

Asian Americans are the fastest-growing major racial or ethnic group in the United States. More than 20 million Asians live in America.

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Key facts about U.S. immigration policies and proposed changes

May 17, 2019 - 16:31

Proposals to change the U.S. immigration system have received renewed attention under the Trump administration. Read key details about U.S. immigration programs.

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In South Africa, racial divisions and pessimism about democracy loom over elections

May 3, 2019 - 14:01

Many South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of their democracy. Confidence in some civic institutions declined from 1990 to 2013.

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What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 6 charts

April 10, 2019 - 14:00

Border apprehensions are rising quickly and the demographic profile of apprehended migrants is changing.

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Immigrants sent a record amount of money home to sub-Saharan African countries in 2017

April 3, 2019 - 12:30

Money sent by immigrants to their home countries in sub-Saharan Africa reached a record $41 billion in 2017.

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Remittance flows worldwide in 2017

April 3, 2019 - 12:22

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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Many Nigerians, Tunisians and Kenyans say they plan to leave their countries in the next five years

March 27, 2019 - 12:01

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.

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Around the World, More Say Immigrants Are a Strength Than a Burden

March 14, 2019 - 11:54

Majorities in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries. Yet publics are divided on immigrants' willingness to adopt their host country's customs.

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Around the World, More Say Immigrants Are a Strength Than a Burden

March 14, 2019 - 11:54

Majorities in top migrant destination countries say immigrants strengthen their countries. Yet publics are divided on immigrants' willingness to adopt their host country's customs.

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20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

March 11, 2019 - 10:00

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.

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20 metro areas are home to six-in-ten unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

March 11, 2019 - 10:00

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.

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Estimates of U.S. unauthorized immigrant population, by metro area, 2016 and 2007

March 11, 2019 - 09:53

Explore estimates of unauthorized immigrant populations in 182 U.S. metropolitan areas.

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