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The number of legal permanent residents applying for U.S. citizenship in the four months starting last October is at its highest level in four years, and it is up 5% from the same period before the 2012 elections. However, there have been much larger percentage increases in past years, with jumps not always coming during election years. READ MORE >>
Supporters of Donald Trump differ substantially from other Republican voters in many of their foreign policy attitudes Fully 84% of those who support Trump for the GOP presidential nomination favor building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That compares with 56% of Republican voters who preferred another candidate for the Republican nomination. READ MORE >>
Men and women, old and young have all been part of the recent surge of asylum seekers into the European Union, Norway and Switzerland. But a lesser-known story about this surge is the rapid rise in child migrants traveling without an adult guardian. READ MORE >>
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