What Immigration Means to Alaska (Infographic)

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

Alaska has a sizable immigrant community, much of which hails from the Philippines. Nearly 8 percent of Alaskans were born in another country, while 9 percent are native-born Americans who have at least one immigrant parent. Foreign-born residents also represent vital shares of the state’s labor force in various sectors: 25 percent of workers in the manufacturing industry are immigrants, as are 21 percent in the finance and insurance industry. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Alaska’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Alaska [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/alaska_infographic_2018.png