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Far more immigration cases are being prosecuted criminally under Trump administration

September 27, 2019 - 10:00

The first full fiscal year of the Trump administration saw large increases in the number of people arrested and criminally prosecuted for immigration offenses.

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From the archives: In ’60s, Americans gave thumbs-up to immigration law that changed the nation

September 20, 2019 - 11:31

In this 2015 post, we explore how Americans' views of immigration have shifted since the enactment of the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Key facts about U.S. Hispanics and their diverse heritage

September 16, 2019 - 17:09

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.

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Key facts about refugees to the U.S.

September 13, 2019 - 10:00

Following the signing of an executive order that suspends refugee admissions for 120 days, here are key facts about the refugees entering the United States.

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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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