The Contributions of New Americans in California

California, our country’s largest state by population, is a giant among even the most immigrant-rich states. From the 1960s to the 1990s, California was one of seven states that together attracted between 60 to 75 percent of the immigrants arriving the country each year. Today, California is home to almost 10.5 million immigrants, the single largest foreign-born population in the country. The number of immigrants in the state also continues to rise: From 2010 to 2014, the foreign-born population in California grew by more than 325,000 people, allowing California to increase its already large immigrant population by 3.2 percent.

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