Immigration

President Trump pointing at wall while standing next to man in uniform (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Illegal crossings lowest in years as border wall expands

The U.S. is expanding the wall along its southern border. See how the U.S. is deterring illegal immigration while providing aid to Central America.
Rattan Lal standing in a lab (© World Food Prize)

Soil researcher wins World Food Prize

Rattan Lal, a professor at The Ohio State University, received the 2020 World Food Prize for his career addressing food security and soil health.
Man and woman embracing (© AP Images)

Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders who shaped U.S. society [photo gallery]

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Meet a few Asian and Pacific Islander Americans who made their mark in the United States.
Illustration showing talking bubbles connected to map of United States (State Dept./D. Thompson)

To count everyone, U.S. census is in many languages

The United States' 2020 census is being offered in numerous languages other than English. See how the Census Bureau is ensuring everyone is counted.
Metal wall covered with razor wire, and residential area in background (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. border agency touts immigration enforcement

The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the Trump administration's southwest border policy is working to stem illegal immigration.
Vehicle traveling along wall topped with wire (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

Illegal U.S. border crossings decline for 8th consecutive month

As construction of the U.S. southern border wall continues, border apprehensions have declined since May 2019. Learn more about border security here.
Jasmin Moghbeli posing for photo (Bill Ingalls/NASA)

Iranian Americans excel in space and at sea

Iranian Americans whose families fled Iran's 1979 revolution have achieved remarkable success in the U.S. See what new jobs they are tackling now.
Man standing in front of airplane (NASA)

From Navy SEAL to doctor to astronaut

As part of the newest class of NASA astronauts, Jonny Kim is cleared for flight to the International Space Station, the moon and beyond.
Woman seated in front of blackboard (© Matthias Heisler)

Entrepreneur sees benefits in being an Austrian Muslim

For this immigrant entrepreneur, success is built on her Muslim faith, civic commitment and the U.S. State Department-sponsored leadership training.