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.
THE IMPACT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICIES ON IMMIGRATION LEVELS AND LABOR FORCE GROWTH
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.
IMMIGRANTS AND NOBEL PRIZES : 1901 - 2019
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.
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."
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. .
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.
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?
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.