Many immigrants serve as frontline medical and essential workers in our nation’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. These roles often put them at a much higher exposure to disease and a higher risk of infection.
From our biggest cities to the heartland, immigration is increasingly important in keeping many parts of America growing. A growing economy needs a steady, growing population. Fortunately for the United States, the number of prime working age (25-65) people has increased on average by 1.3 million each year from 2000 to 2018.
The 92nd Academy Awards are just around the corner. And while change has been slow to come in diversifying Oscar nominations, we wanted to take a moment and recognize how immigrant themes are increasingly prominent in mainstream movies. In this data interactive, we take a look at eight from the past five years.
The U.S. population is growing at its slowest rate in a century. This is a troubling trend as 10,000 Baby Boomers age into retirement each day and birthrates remain at historic lows. For many states, this means that immigrants are playing an increasingly important role in sustaining and driving growth.
Since our first New American Fortune 500 report in 2011, NAE found that more than two out of every five Fortune 500—the 500 largest corporation by revenue in the country—had at least one immigrant or child-of-immigrant founder—a pattern that has remained over the years.
The number of refugees admitted into the United States has fallen to record lows. This drop affects not only refugees and their families, but also towns and cities across the United States that have embraced and been strengthened by refugees in recent years.
To understand how immigrants are already filling gaps in our workforce, we analyzed 2017 data on recent immigrants, or those who had arrived in the country within the last year. These new Americans prove to be incredibly well-positioned to fill persistently-vacant positions in our economy, allowing U.S. employers to expand and create jobs for Americans at all skill levels.
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