Immigration is central to the growth and identity of the Hispanic population. Almost all of the project's research, regardless of topic, includes separate tabulations of data for U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanics. Research on immigration focuses on the unauthorized population, overall trends in immigration and public attitudes towards immigrants and immigration policy.
Also see our statistical portraits, state and county databases, demographic profiles and Census 2010 tables for data on the characteristics of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the United States.
Latinos’ Views of Illegal Immigration’s Impact on Their Community Improve
Slideshow of key findings from the report, “Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed”
Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed
New Estimate: 11.7 million in 2012
U.S. Unauthorized Immigration Population Trends, 1990-2012
Explore population trends from a new analysis of the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States based on Pew Research Center estimates.
Are Unauthorized Immigrants Overwhelmingly Democrats?
How Many Unauthorized Immigrants Would Become U.S. Citizens?
‘Borders First’ a Dividing Line in Immigration Debate
2011 Hispanic Origin Profiles
95% of the U.S. Hispanic population is made up of the 14 largest Hispanic origin groups, and six of these groups have populations greater than 1 million. Explore characteristics of these groups with this interactive.