What Immigration Means to South Carolina (Infographic)

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

South Carolina has a small but growing immigrant population. While roughly 5 percent of the state’s residents are immigrants, they are a vital share of South Carolina’s labor force. Combined, immigrants account for nearly 25 percent of all residents working in fishing, forestry, and farming, as well as nearly 15 percent in construction and extraction jobs. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of South Carolina’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to South Carolina [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/south_carolina_infographic_2018.png