What Immigration Means to Georgia (Infographic)

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

Georgia has a sizeable immigrant community, much of which hails from Mexico. Ten percent of the state’s population was born in another country, while 1 in 13 Georgians is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent. The state benefits from the various ways foreign-born residents participate in the economy and labor force, with immigrants accounting for nearly 40 percent of all farmers, fishers, and foresters in the state and almost 25 percent of computer and math science employees. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Georgia’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Georgia [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/georgia_infographic_2018.png