Demographics

A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Jeffrey S. Passel and D’Vera Cohn
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

Mexican Immigrants in the United States: 2008

Report Author: 
Pew Hispanic Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Apr

Mexican Immigrants in the United States: 2008 (click to view)

A record 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States in 2008, a 17-fold increase since 1970. More than half of Mexican immigrants are unauthorized. About 11 percent of everyone born in Mexico is currently living in the U.S. 

Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America

Report Author: 
Pew Hispanic Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2009 Dec

Between Two Worlds: How Young Latinos Come of Age in America (click to view)

 

Hispanics are the largest and youngest minority group in the United States. One-in-five schoolchildren is Hispanic. One-in-four newborns is Hispanic. By force of numbers alone, the kinds of adults these young Latinos become will help shape the kind of society America becomes in the 21st century.  

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States: 2008

Report Author: 
Daniel Dockterman and Gabriel Velasco
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Jan

Statistical Portrait of Hispanics in the United States: 2008 (click to view)

Lessons from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

Report Author: 
Betsy Cooper and Kevin O’Neil
Original Date of Publication: 
2005 Aug

Lessons from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (click to view)

Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics

Report Author: 
Jeffrey S. Passel
Original Date of Publication: 
2005 Jun

Unauthorized Migrants: Numbers and Characteristics (click to view)

Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas and Cristina Batog
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Sep

Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

Unlike most of the foreign-born from Asia, those from Vietnam came to the United States mainly as refugees and asylum seekers from the mid-1970s onward. Today, the U.S. is home to about 1.1 million Vietnamese immigrants, making them the fifth-largest immigrant group.  

Characteristics of the South American Born in the United States

Report Author: 
David Dixon and Julia Gelatt
Original Date of Publication: 
2006 May

Characteristics of the South American Born in the United States (click to view)

The South American-born make up a small proportion of both the overall foreign-born population and the Latin American-born population in the United States. However, the number of immigrants born in South America has grown rapidly over the past 30 years.  

Filipino Immigrants in the United States

Report Author: 
Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne Batalova
Original Date of Publication: 
2010 Apr

Filipino Immigrants in the United States (click to view)

The 1.7 million Filipino immigrants in the United States made them the country's second-largest immigrant group in 2008 after Mexican immigrants.  

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