What Immigration Means to Mississippi (Infographic)

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

Mississippi has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico. While roughly 2 percent of Mississippi’s population was born in another country, foreign-born residents are an important part of the state’s labor force, especially in certain sectors. For example, 8 percent of employees in both Mississippi’s social sciences and construction fields are immigrants. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Mississippi’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Mississippi [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/mississippi_infographic_2018.png