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July 20, 2020

The research finds immigrants and immigrant-founded companies have played a key role during the Covid-19 crisis.

Undocumented Immigrants

January 01, 2020

The data shows that a large number of the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants here are working, paying taxes, and even starting their own businesses. They also play an integral role in our economy, often filling jobs in agriculture, construction, and hospitality that would otherwise remain vacant.

The Contributions of Black Immigrants in the United States

March 19, 2020

Compared to larger immigrant groups like Hispanics or Asians, there has been little research on Black immigrants’ socioeconomic characteristics. Building on our previous research that only looked at immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, we expand our scope this year to look at Black immigrants from all over the world to better reflect the wide diversity of these new Americans, regardless of their country of birth. In this brief, we define a Black immigrant as any person who was born outside the United States to non-U.S. citizen parents and who identifies as Black or African American in the American Community Survey.


February 12, 2020

NFAP projects in the long term that the average annual U.S. labor force growth, a key component of economic growth, will be between 35% and 59% lower in America as a result of Trump administration immigration policies, if the policies remain in place. The significant decline in the annual level of legal immigration means lower long-term economic growth may be Donald Trump’s most lasting economic legacy.

Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States

February 14, 2020

Interested in answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about immigration and immigrants in the United States? This resource collects in one place top statistics from authoritative government and nongovernmental sources, offering a snapshot of the immigrant population, visa and enforcement statistics, and data on emerging trends, including the slowing of growth of the foreign-born population, changing origins, and increasing educational levels.

The share of immigrant workers in high-skill jobs is rising in the U.S.

February 24, 2020

Immigrants remain more likely than U.S.-born workers to work in lower-skill occupations. But the share of immigrants in high-skill, non-mechanical jobs has risen in recent decades, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of federal government data.


October 30, 2019

Immigrants have been awarded 38%, or 36 of 95, of the Nobel Prizes won by Americans in Chemistry, Medicine and Physics since 2000.1 In 2019, the U.S. winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (James Peebles) and one of the two American winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (M. Stanley Whittingham) were immigrants to the United States.

The Real Immigration Crisis

November 11, 2019

The problem is not too many but too few immigrants

Refugees and Asylees in the United States

June 13, 2019

The United States has historically led the world in terms of formal refugee resettlement, accepting more refugees annually than any other country. With significant cuts in refugee admissions by the Trump administration, however, the United States fell behind Canada in 2018 as the top resettlement country. 

Key findings about U.S. immigrants

June 03, 2019

Key findings about U.S. immigrants.  The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. 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 2017. The population of immigrants is also very diverse, with just about every country in the world represented among U.S. immigrants.

Immigration-Related Policy Changes in the First Two Years of the Trump Administration

May 01, 2019

Since entering office in January 2017, the Trump administration has pressed one of the most assertive agendas on immigration in modern times. And though enforcement actions at the U.S.-Mexico border and in the interior of the country have drawn the most attention, a much more wide-ranging set of immigration-related policy changes has taken place over the past two years.

Immigrants from New Origin Countries in the United States

January 17, 2019

While the U.S. immigrant population maintained moderate growth in 2017, the national origins of new arrivals have shifted significantly over the past decade. Recent newcomers are more likely to be from Asia, Central America, and Africa, and less likely to be from Mexico. In fact, the Mexican immigrant population fell by 441,000 between 2010-2017. Three-quarters of all immigrant growth during the period owes to immigration from India and China, in particular, as well as countries such as the Dominican Republic, Philippines, Venezuela, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. This Migration Information Source article compares the demographic and socioeconomic profile of these 15 high-growth groups to the overall U.S. immigrant population, finding them to be more likely to be recent arrivals, be proficient in English, and have higher education levels.

55% Of America's Billion-Dollar Startups Have An Immigrant Founder

October 25, 2018

What would America lose if we blocked refugees and family-sponsored and employment-based immigrants from coming to the United States? For starters, we would likely lose more than half of the billion-dollar startup companies in America.

Colleges Fear International Student Decline

August 27, 2018

"Changes in the international higher education market and President Donald Trump’s nativist policies could be leading students from China, India and other countries to enroll elsewhere, say college administrators and experts who track student data."

For International Students, Shifting Choices of Where to Study

August 24, 2018

With international student enrollments falling or stagnating at the top two study destinations -- the U.S. and U.K. -- what does the picture look like around the world

A Two-Way Street: How Immigration Shapes Everyday Life in Silicon Valley

April 04, 2018

Based on the author’s research for the book The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants Are Changing American Life, this article explores how the region’s longtime residents change in response to interactions with newcomers, adjusting their beliefs about themselves, their communities, and what it means to be American.  .

The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

March 30, 2018

The immigrant population has increased between 1980 and 2016 while crime stayed stable or fell!

Legal immigrants are worried about their future under Trump!

March 07, 2018

​Legal immigrants to the US wonder: Amid DACA attention, what about us?

A lesson in American greatness

March 01, 2018

"Refugees make the country stronger, as well as better. They always have."

Team USA makes America great because immigration makes America great

February 12, 2018

If it were up to Trump, these U.S. Olympians wouldn’t have made history!

Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown is a recipe for national decline

January 30, 2018

With fewer immigrants, America will be weaker, more divided, and less great.

Foreign workers make up more than half of silicon valley's tech industry, reports say

January 18, 2018

Using 2015 Census Bureau data, the Silicon Valley Competitiveness and Innovation Project (SVCIP) Report found that the country's biggest technology centers rely on more foreign-born workers than domestic ones, with Silicon Valley leading the way.

International Student Numbers Decline!

January 22, 2018

NSF report shows 2.2 percent drop in undergraduate and 5.5 percent drop in graduate international enrollment.

Need Key Stats about Immigration and Immigrants in the United States? MPI Publishes Latest Version of Useful Fast Facts Article

February 09, 2018

The article answers questions such as: How has the immigrant population in the United States changed over time? How many immigrants enter annually and through which channels? Where do refugees and asylum seekers come from? How educated are recent arrivals? How many people participate in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and in which states do they live? 

Immigrants and nobel prizes

October 15, 2016


83% Of America's Top High School Science Students Are The Children Of Immigrants

The evidence indicates that the children of immigrants are increasing their influence on science in America.

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