The Contributions of New Americans in New York

New York, our country’s third largest state by population, is a giant among even the most immigrant-rich states. From the 1960s to the 1990s, New York was one of seven states that as a group attracted between 60 to 75 percent of all the immigrants arriving in America each year. Today, New York is home to nearly 4.5 million immigrants, the third largest number of foreign-born residents in the country, surpassed only by California and Texas.

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