Immigrants in Missouri

American Immigration Council
Date of Publication: 
October, 2017
Source Organization: 
American Immigration Council

Missouri has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which hails from Mexico. Four percent of the state’s residents were born in another country, while another four percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens with at least one immigrant parent. The state benefits from immigrants’ active participation in the economy—from working in Missouri’s service industries to accounting for nearly 15 percent of residents working in the life, physical, and social sciences. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Missouri’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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