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Immigration's Impact by the Numbers

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Since 1982, GoffWilson has been helping foreign-born people come to the U.S. to study, work, and form businesses. GoffWilson understands the value and importance of immigrants to the various industries within the United States—whether it’s in school, business, health care, or by simply being a contributing, tax-paying citizen. Below are some numbers that demonstrate who’s coming here, the positive impact that immigrants have on the U.S., and how this growing segment of the population will become more important as time passes.

• Between 2000 and 2010, Latinos and Asians accounted for 86% of the U.S. population growth (
• Immigrants make up only 13% of the population, but account for 16% of the workforce (Economic Policy Institute)
• Between 2000 and 2012, there was a 31.2% increase in foreign-born population (Center for American Progress)
• Women outnumber men in the foreign-born population; as of 2012, 51.4% are women (Center for American Progress)

• 25% of all American small businesses are founded by immigrants (The Partnership for a New American Economy)
• For every 1 foreign-born STEM graduate, 2.62 jobs are created for Americans (The Partnership for a New American Economy)

• The U.S. government loses 20 billion dollars for every year without immigration reform (Center for American Progress)
• DAPA and expanded DACA would increase the U.S. GDP by 230 billion dollars over the next decade (Center for American Progress)

• Over million international students are enrolled in over 9,000 schools in the U.S., with 35% of those students pursuing degrees in STEM fields (US News)
• Between 2012 and 2013, international students and their families contributed 24 billion dollars to the U.S. economy (US News)

• 22% of nursing, dental, and health aids are immigrants (Economic Policy Institute)
• 27% of doctors and surgeons are foreign born (Economic Policy Institute)

• In 2013, over 82% of H1-B workers came from Asia (Economic Policy Institute)
• In 2013, people from India received 65% of the total H1-B visas given, with people from China receiving the second most with 8.2% (Economic Policy Institute)
• India is the largest user of the L-1 intracompany visa program as well with 29.5% (Economic Policy Institute)
• China represented 10.9% of the J-1 visitor exchange program (Economic Policy Institute)

GoffWilson values the contributions that immigrants make to the country and understands that the immigration process can be difficult. As established practitioners in the field, and with a reputation for incredible client care and personal service, we are the go-to firm for your immigration problems. We invite your inquiry! To contact someone at GoffWilson, click here.
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