Immigrants in Virginia

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

Virginia has a sizeable immigrant community, making up more than 12 percent of the state’s total population. One in six Virginia workers is an immigrant, while foreign-born entrepreneurs account for more than a fifth of the state’s self-employed business owners. Across sectors, the Virginia economy benefits from the participation of immigrants, who represent more than a fifth of Virginians working in the computer and math sciences, for example. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Virginia’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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