Pregnant women hold their medical cards and wait for their turn to be examined at a government hospital on World Population Day in Hyderabad, India, Friday, July 11, 2014. 

As India becomes the world’s most populous nation, engaging men in family planning ‘will be a game changer’

Reproductive rights

The United Nations projects that next year, India will surpass China and claim the title of the world’s most populous country. India’s population growth has actually been slowing down for many decades, thanks to comprehensive family planning — but the burden mostly falls on women.

Signs advertising the 2020 US Census cover a closed and boarded up business amid the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle, Washington, March 23, 2020.

For Latinos ineligible to vote, US census offers a path to political power

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Douglas Carrasquell of the organization Make the Road New York holds documents as he attends a training meeting about National Census in Queens on March 13, 2020 in New York City

Pandemic, privacy rules add to worries over 2020 census accuracy

US politics
A photo of papers

The census goes digital — 3 things to know

Migrants sleep on the ground at dawn at the Hermanos en el Camino shelter in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. The buildings here are too damaged by the recent earthquakes to enter.

Mexico’s earthquakes complicate life for Central American migrants fleeing violence

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Assistant Field Office Director Jorge Field (L), 53, arrests an Iranian immigrant in San Clemente, California.

ICE agents are increasingly playing the roles of both police and judge


Under President Donald Trump, immigration arrests have jumped by nearly 35 percent. They’re happening at courthouses, restaurants and in front of people’s homes. And these days, anyone who isn’t authorized to be in the country — from gang members to church pastors — is fair game.

World is ticking toward a milestone: 7 billionth person expected on Halloween

In 12 years, the world has added 1 billion people. On Monday, the United Nations expects the global population to top 7 billion for the first time, ever.

An African immigrant jumps over a fence into a ferry terminal in the western Greek town of Patras on April 28, 2015.

The illusion of ‘controlled migration’ is that you can actually control it


The European Union has a plan to divvy up the burden of migrants crossing the Mediterranean. It’s an effort to prove that European countries can control their borders, but it’s one that ignores the underlying problem of why people are leaving their countries by the thousands.

The World

Immigration Policies Past and Future

Conflict & Justice

More unauthorized immigrants have been deported from the United States since 2008 than in any another two-year period in the country’s history. Just this past Saturday, the so-called Dream Act, which would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who came here as minors, was stalled in the Senate over a vote […]

The World

The strange science of immortality

Immortality has always been a dream of humanity. Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Jonathan Weiner examines the science of longevity in his new book, ‘Long for This World: The Strange Science of Immortality.’