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Who Are California’s Immigrants?

Immigrant contributions to the Golden State

This biannual report offers details into many aspects of immigrant lives in California, from economic contributions to changing demographics.

California is home to more immigrants than any other state—over a quarter of the population, and growing. The biannual “Looking Forward” report by the California Immigrant Policy Center looks at who California’s immigrants are, what they do, and how they are shaping state policy and growing the economy. Among its findings: California’s immigrants contribute more than average to Social Security, provide much of the labor for a number of growing industries, and are raising more than a third of California’s future voters.

Looking Forward delves into the details behind immigrants contributions to California, with updated information on demographics, labor force participation, economic contributions, entrepreneurship, and numbers of eligible voters among all immigrants.