What Immigration Means to Texas (Infographic)
Texas has a long history of immigration, with the majority of immigrants hailing from Mexico. Immigrants now account for 17 percent of the state’s total population and support the local economy in a growing number of industries. Construction—one of the state’s largest and fastest growing industries—pulls nearly 40 percent of its workers from immigrants in the community.
As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Texas’ diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.
American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Texas [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/texas_infographic_2018.png