Monday, June 8, 2020
The American Immigration Council recently released a fact sheet on Immigrants in California. Among the facts listed:
More than a quarter of California residents are immigrants, while nearly one in four residents is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent.
More than half of all immigrants in California are naturalized U.S. citizens.
Over 2 million U.S. citizens in California live with at least one family member who is undocumented.
California is home to over 186,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.
One in three workers in California is an immigrant, together making up a vital part of the state’s labor force in a range of industries.
Immigrants are an integral part of the California workforce in a range of occupations.
Immigrants in California have contributed tens of billions of dollars in taxes.
As consumers, immigrants add hundreds of billions of dollars to California’s economy.
Immigrant entrepreneurs in California generate tens of billions of dollars in business revenue.