What Immigration Means to Wisconsin (Infographic)

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

Wisconsin has a small but growing immigrant community, much of which emigrated from Mexico. While 5 percent of Wisconsin’s population was born in another country, over 7 percent of residents are native-born Americans with at least one immigrant parent. Across sectors, foreign-born residents support the state’s economy and are vital to the state’s labor force. For example, over 22 percent of all Wisconsin farmers, fishers, and foresters are immigrants, as are 12 percent of residents working in the computer and math sciences. As workers, business owners, taxpayers, and neighbors, immigrants are an integral part of Wisconsin’s diverse and thriving communities and make extensive contributions that benefit all.

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American Immigration Council. (2017). What Immigration Means to Wisconsin [infographic]. Retrieved from https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/sites/default/files/infographics/wisconsin_infographic_2018.png