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Explore unauthorized immigration by state using our new interactive

February 5, 2019 - 10:00

Unauthorized immigrants make up a quarter of all U.S. foreign-born residents. Our new interactive offers data on unauthorized immigrants by state.

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U.S. unauthorized immigrant population estimates by state, 2016

February 5, 2019 - 09:57

Explore maps and tables showing detailed data on unauthorized immigrants by state.

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4 paths highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.

February 1, 2019 - 13:33

Here’s a brief overview of four paths that many highly educated immigrants take to study and work in the U.S.: the H-1B visa program, the F-1 visa program, the Optional Practical Training program and green cards.

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International migrants by country

January 30, 2019 - 14:03

Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.

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Immigrant share in U.S. nears record high but remains below that of many other countries

January 30, 2019 - 14:02

Nearly 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born. That's the highest share of foreign-born people in the country since 1910, but it's far from the highest in the world.

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Latin America, Caribbean no longer world’s fastest growing source of international migrants

January 25, 2019 - 07:00

Growth in the number of emigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean has slowed – due in large part to a slowdown of people leaving Mexico.

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In 116th Congress, at least 13% of lawmakers are immigrants or the children of immigrants

January 24, 2019 - 07:00

The 69 immigrants and children of immigrants in the 116th Congress claim heritage in 38 countries and are overwhelmingly Democrats.

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Majority of U.S. Public Supports High-Skilled Immigration

January 22, 2019 - 09:58

Many Americans support encouraging high-skilled immigration into the United States. But the U.S. trails other economically advanced nations in its share of immigrants with high skills.

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How Americans see illegal immigration, the border wall and political compromise

January 11, 2019 - 15:04

As Trump and Democrats press their cases about ways to end the government shutdown, here’s a look at how Americans see illegal immigration.

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Border apprehensions increased in 2018 – especially for migrant families

January 8, 2019 - 17:30

There were nearly 416,000 apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border in the first 11 months of 2018. Family members accounted for a third of these apprehensions.

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18 striking findings from 2018

December 13, 2018 - 12:03

Pew Research Center takes the pulse of Americans and people around the world on many issues every year. Read 18 of this year’s standout findings.

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Many worldwide oppose more migration – both into and out of their countries

December 10, 2018 - 09:30

As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.

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What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

December 3, 2018 - 13:00

There were 12.0 million immigrants from Mexico living in the United States in 2016, and fewer than half of them were in the country illegally.

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Key findings about U.S. immigrants

November 30, 2018 - 12:30

Today, 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 2016.

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5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S.

November 28, 2018 - 14:30

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States was lower in 2016 than at any time since 2004.

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U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade

November 27, 2018 - 17:01

There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2016, down from 12.2 million in 2007. The total is the lowest since 2004 and is tied to a decline in the number of Mexican unauthorized immigrants.

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Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions

November 27, 2018 - 16:45

In 2016, an estimated 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state of residence in the U.S., as well as by birth countries and regions.

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The number of U.S.-born babies with unauthorized immigrant parents has fallen since 2007

November 1, 2018 - 16:30

About 250,000 babies were born to unauthorized immigrant parents in the United States in 2016, the latest year for which information is available, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data. This represents a 36% decrease from a peak of about 390,000 in 2007.

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Eastern and Western Europeans Differ on Importance of Religion, Views of Minorities, and Key Social Issues

October 29, 2018 - 11:12

The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is split by stark differences in public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion.

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