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People around the world express more support for taking in refugees than immigrants

August 9, 2019 - 11:01

People around the world are more accepting of refugees fleeing violence and war than they are of immigrants moving to their country.

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Hispanic women no longer account for the majority of immigrant births in the U.S.

August 8, 2019 - 13:00

Much of the downturn in the share of immigrant births to Hispanics has been driven by a decline in births among Mexican-origin women.

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Growing share of Republicans say U.S. risks losing its identity if it is too open to foreigners

July 17, 2019 - 15:31

Today, 57% of Republicans say that if the U.S. is too open to people from around the world, “we risk losing our identity as a nation.”

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Measuring illegal immigration: How Pew Research Center counts unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.

July 12, 2019 - 12:00

Jeffrey S. Passel, senior demographer, on the research techniques used to derive the unauthorized immigrant population estimate in the U.S. and the challenges involved.

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What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

June 28, 2019 - 09:00

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.

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Canada now leads the world in refugee resettlement, surpassing the U.S.

June 19, 2019 - 13:38

Canada resettled 28,000 refugees in 2018, similar to its 2017 total. Meanwhile, the U.S. resettled 23,000, down from the previous year.

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Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions

June 12, 2019 - 16:45

In 2017, an estimated 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the unauthorized immigrant population for U.S. states, as well as for birth countries and regions.

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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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