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Hot Topics: Immigration: Home

Immigration involves moving to a new country with the intention of settling there permanently after leaving one's country of citizenship. The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living

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Welcome to the second in a series of Hot Topics LibGuides. Immigration is a hotly discussed topic in the United States with Immigrants today accounting for 13.6% of the total population, which has nearly tripled since 1970. This guide provides research and information related to various aspects of this topic. Resources include print and electronic books, subscription databases, and websites.  Each print book title links directly to the library online catalog, each e-book and journal article title links directly to the full text. .Databases are recommended that are particularly helpful for continuing research on the topic.  Credible and relevant websites are also recommended. 

Other LibGuides in the series 

Immigration in a Nutshell

Click on image to connect to source to article in Credo Reference.

Source::U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (WashingtonD.C. 2012

Click on graph, then under:By the Numbers, click on Number and Share of U.S. Population 1850-Present to connect to source.

Source: Migration Policy Institute (MPI) tabulation of data from U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2017 American Community Surveys (ACS), and 1970, 1990, and 2000 Decennial Census. 

For more options for displaying information, click on chart below, then under:By the Numbers, click on State Immigration Trends.

Source:Migration Policy Institute (MPI) tabulation of data from U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 and 2017 American Community Surveys (ACS), and 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census.

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