Portrait of Ana Gonzalez-BarreraGonzalez-Barrera has a background in public opinion research with CIDE in Mexico where she served as study coordinator for the 2004 and 2010 editions of the Americas and the World survey. Prior to joining the PRC, she functioned as Director for Population Distribution and Development at the Mexican Population Council (CONAPO). She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago, where she was a Fulbright scholar. Since 2009 she is a fellow of the Transatlantic Forum on Migration and Integration (TFMI).

Oct 16, 2014

Latino Voters and the 2014 Midterm Elections

A record 25.2 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2014 midterms, or 11% of eligible voters nationwide. But in many states with close races this year, Latinos make up a smaller share of eligible voters.

Sep 3, 2014

As Growth Stalls, Unauthorized Immigrant Population Becomes More Settled

The number of unauthorized immigrants living in the United States has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession and shows no sign of rising, according to new Pew Research Center estimates. The marked slowdown in new arrivals means that those who remain are more likely to be long-term residents, and to live with their U.S.-born children.

Mar 18, 2014

The Rise of Federal Immigration Crimes

Between 1992 and 2012, the number of offenders sentenced in federal courts more than doubled, driven largely by a 28-fold increase in the number of unlawful reentry convictions.

Dec 19, 2013

On Immigration Policy, Deportation Relief Seen As More Important Than Citizenship

While lopsided majorities of Hispanics and Asian Americans support creating a pathway to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants, two new surveys from the Pew Research Center also show that these groups believe it is more important for unauthorized immigrants to get relief from the threat of deportation.

Nov 15, 2013

Remittances to Latin America Recover—but Not to Mexico

1. Overview Remittances to Spanish-speaking Latin American countries overall have recovered from a decline during the recent recession, with the notable exception of Mexico, according to World Bank data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. Migrants’ remittances to Mexico, an estimated $22 billion in 2013, are 29% below their 2006 peak. For all other Spanish-speaking […]

Oct 3, 2013

Latinos’ Views of Illegal Immigration’s Impact on Their Community Improve

Report Hispanics’ views of the impact of unauthorized immigration on the U.S. Hispanic community have grown more positive since 2010, according to a new nationwide survey of 5,103 Hispanic adults by the Pew Research Center. Today, 45% of Hispanic adults say the impact of unauthorized immigration on Hispanics already living in the U.S. is positive, […]

Sep 23, 2013

Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed

1. Overview The sharp decline in the U.S. population of unauthorized immigrants that accompanied the 2007-2009 recession has bottomed out, and the number may be rising again. As of March 2012, 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, according to a new preliminary Pew Research Center estimate based on U.S. government data. […]

Jul 23, 2013

A Growing Share of Latinos Get Their News in English

The language of news media consumption is changing for Hispanics: a growing share of Latino adults are consuming news in English from television, print, radio and internet outlets, and a declining share are doing so in Spanish, according to survey findings from the Pew Research Center.

Jun 19, 2013

Diverse Origins: The Nation’s 14 Largest Hispanic-Origin Groups

The nation’s Latino population is diverse. Represented among the 51.9 million Latinos in the United States are individuals who trace their heritage to more than 20 Spanish-speaking nations worldwide. But one group—Mexicans—dominates the nation’s Latino population. In 2011, nearly two-thirds (64.6%) of U.S. Hispanics, or 33.5 million, traced their family origins to Mexico, according […]

Jun 3, 2013

Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate

I. Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate A record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, but Latinos’ voter turnout rate continues to lag other groups significantly, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. Overall, 48% of Hispanic eligible voters turned out to vote in 2012, down […]