The 2012 Chicago Council Survey reveals that Americans have grown less concerned over the last decade about large numbers of immigrants – legal or illegal – coming to live and work in the United States. The brief, issued by the MacArthur-supported Chicago Council on Global Affairs as part of the Foreign Policy in the New Millennium report, found that 40 percent of Americans consider immigration a “critical threat,” the lowest number since 1994.  Fewer than ever recorded in the survey’s history (53 percent) say that controlling and reducing illegal immigration is a very important foreign policy goal for the United States. The report showed that increasing numbers of Americans support maintaining and increasing current levels of immigration.

Migration, Migration/Immigration

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The Legal Side of Mexican Immigration

Legal Mexican immigrants comprise the largest national-origin group in the United States eligible to become citizens. Read More
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PBS Investigation Finds Border Patrol Abuses

Crossing the Line interviews a former Border Patrol agent, who blows the whistle on overcrowding, deprivation of food and water, and physical abuse. Read More