Facts Speak for Themselves on Immigration
Immigrants Contributed $715 Billion to California’s Economy in 2016.
Immigrants Contributed $715 Billion to California’s GDP. According to the California Immigration Center, “Immigrant workers are important to the California economy. They contribute about 32 percent of California’s GDP. This amounts to around $715 billion, a figure well over the total revenue of Wal-Mart in 2016.” [California Immigrant Center, Resilience in an Age of Inequality: Immigrant Contributions to California, 1/23/17]
Immigrants are Twice as Likely Than the Native-Born to Start Businesses.
Immigrants Are Twice as Likely as Native-Born to Start Businesses. According to the American Immigration Council, immigrants are twice as likely as the native-born to become entrepreneurs. [American Immigration Council, 5/03/16]
Over 52 Percent of Startup Companies in Silicon Valley Had at Least One Immigrant Founder.
Over 52 Percent of Startup Companies in Silicon Valley Had at Least One Immigrant Founder. According to The Partnership for a new American Economy, just over 52 percent of startup companies in Silicon Valley in the decade from 1995 to 2005 had at least one immigrant founder. [The Partnership for a New American Economy, Map the Impact of Immigration Across the Nation, 2012]