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.

InteractivesNovember 27, 2018

Unauthorized immigrant population trends for states, birth countries and regions

In 2016, an estimated 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the U.S., down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. Explore trends in the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population by state of residence in the U.S., as well as by birth countries and regions.

ReportsNovember 27, 2018

U.S. Unauthorized Immigrant Total Dips to Lowest Level in a Decade

Number from Mexico continues to decline, while Central America is the only growing region

ReportsOctober 25, 2018

More Latinos Have Serious Concerns About Their Place in America Under Trump

About half say situation for U.S. Hispanics has worsened over the past year; majority worry that they or someone they know could be deported

InteractivesSeptember 14, 2018

Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2016

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States

Pew Research CenterSeptember 14, 2018

Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2016

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States

Pew Research CenterSeptember 14, 2018

Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2016

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States

Pew Research CenterSeptember 14, 2018

Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2016

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States

Pew Research CenterSeptember 14, 2018

Facts on U.S. Immigrants, 2016

Statistical portrait of the foreign-born population in the United States