Friday, February 14, 2020

Top Statistics on Immigrants in the U.S and Changing Immigration Trends


The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) today published the annual update to its data-rich article, Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and Immigration in the United States, offering readers a wealth of information that can help inform understanding about an issue that is the subject of much conversation.

The article from MPI’s online journal, the Migration Information Source, consolidates in one easy-to-use resource a range of data from U.S. government agencies and other sources, allowing readers to get useful facts on current and historical U.S. immigration trends; learn more about immigrants, including where they come from and their modes of admission, where they settle in the United States, the jobs they hold, their education levels and more. The article has a range of other statistics, including on immigration enforcement, refugee admissions, visa backlogs and naturalization trends.

The article accompanies the update of many U.S. immigration-focused interactive data tools and maps in MPI’s Migration Data Hub. Tools in the Data Hub’s U.S. Immigration Trends section allow users to quickly access statistics to answer questions such as:

“We hope our collection of some of the most important data on immigration trends and immigrants in the United States will be useful to the public,” said MPI Senior Policy Analyst Jeanne Batalova, who manages the Data Hub. “It’s long been a part of MPI’s mission to provide essential, reliable data to our audience, whether policymakers, service providers, journalists or the general public.”

MPI also offers in one handy resource access to hundreds of data sources in the United States and around the world in an online guide, Immigration Data Matters, which permits users to directly click to the relevant datasets and maps, organized by topic.


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