PEW Research Center Hispanic Trends


In the 2016 fiscal year there were 408,870 apprehensions at the Southwest border, up from 331,333 in fiscal 2015.

December 30, 2016

Pew Research Center’s most-read research in 2016

Pew Research Center published 125 reports and more than 400 blog posts in 2016, covering a wide array of topics. As the year draws to a close, take a look back at our research that attracted the most readers.

Also: 16 striking findings from 2016


Apprehensions of migrants at U.S.-Mexico border rose sharply in October and November

The number of migrant apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border rose by 42% in October and November of 2016 compared with the same two-month period in 2015, according to an analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protection data. The increase was fueled in part by a jump in the number of apprehensions of people traveling in family units.


U.S. immigrant deportations fall to lowest level since 2007

The Obama administration deported 333,341 unauthorized immigrants in the 2015 fiscal year, a decline of about 81,000 (or 20%) from the prior year, according to an analysis of Department of Homeland Security data.


More voters will have access to non-English ballots in the next election cycle

New data from the Census Bureau show that 263 counties, cities and other jurisdictions in 29 states will now be required to print election ballots in languages other than English in future elections, a slight increase from five years ago.


Americans still favor ties with Cuba after Castro’s death, U.S. election


Americans name the 10 most significant historic events of their lifetimes


Latinos made economic strides in 2015 after years of few gains

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