Immigrants in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico. While 6 percent of Oklahoma’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents support the state’s economy across sectors and make up a vital share of the labor force. For example, 24 percent of all farmers, fishers, and foresters in Oklahoma are immigrants, as are 16 percent of the state’s construction industry employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Oklahoma’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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