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.
A Demographic Portrait of Mexican-Origin Hispanics in the United States
Unauthorized Immigrants: How Pew Research Counts Them and What We Know About Them
U.S. Immigrant Population Trends
Key findings from a new analysis of the nation’s foreign-born population, based on U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.
A Portrait of Second-Generation Americans
The Path Not Taken
Two-thirds of legal Mexican immigrants are not U.S. citizens
A Nation of Immigrants
A Portrait of the 40 Million, Including 11 Million Unauthorized
2011, Foreign-Born Population in the United States Statistical Portrait
Unauthorized Immigrants: 11.1 Million in 2011
U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants
An Awakened Giant: The Hispanic Electorate is Likely to Double by 2030
Aging, Naturalization and Immigration Will Drive Growth