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.

Pew Research CenterAug 11, 2014

Puerto Rican Population Declines on Island, Grows on U.S. Mainland

Puerto Ricans have left the financially troubled island for the U.S. mainland this decade in their largest numbers since the Great Migration after World War II, citing job-related reasons above all others.

Pew Research CenterJun 19, 2014

Latino Jobs Growth Driven by U.S. Born

Immigrants No Longer the Majority of Hispanic Workers

Pew Research CenterApr 29, 2014

Hispanic Nativity Shift

U.S. births drive population growth as immigration stalls

Pew Research CenterApr 29, 2014

Statistical Portrait of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States, 2012

Pew Research CenterApr 1, 2014

Catholics, other Christians support immigration reform, but say faith plays small role

Pew Research CenterMar 18, 2014

The Rise of Federal Immigration Crimes

Unlawful Reentry Drives Growth

Pew Research CenterDec 19, 2013

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

A Survey of Hispanics and Asian Americans

Pew Research CenterOct 3, 2013

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

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Pew Research CenterSep 23, 2013

Unauthorized Immigration

Slideshow of key findings from the report, “Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed”

Pew Research CenterSep 23, 2013

Population Decline of Unauthorized Immigrants Stalls, May Have Reversed

New Estimate: 11.7 million in 2012