Fact Sheet: Immigrants in Texas

This fact sheet provides an overview of immigrant contributions in Texas.

Footnotes

  1. Migration Policy Institute, “State Immigration Data Profiles: Texas,” https://www.migrationpolicy.org/data/state-profiles/state/demographics/TX.
  2. Calculated from U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder: “Place of Birth by Nativity and Citizenship Status, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates” (Texas, various cities).
  3. Migration Policy Institute, “Profile of the Unauthorized Population: Texas,” https://www.migrationpolicy.org/data/unauthorized-immigrant-population/state/TX.
  4. Ibid.
  5.  National Immigration Forum, “Dreamer and TPS Recipient Contributions in Texas,” https://immigrationforum.org/article/dreamer-and-tps-recipient-contributions-in-texas/. 
  6. Calculated from U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder, “Selected Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates: Texas.” https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/17_5YR/S0501/0400000US48.
  7. New American Economy, “Immigrants and the Economy in: Texas,” https://www.newamericaneconomy.org/locations/texas/.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Calculated from, U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder, “Selected Characteristics of the Native and Foreign-Born Populations, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates: Texas.” https://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/17_5YR/S0501/0400000US48; New American Economy, “Immigrants and the Economy in: Texas,” https://www.newamericaneconomy.org/locations/texas/.
  10. Bob Sechler, “Shortage of Texas Construction Workers Leads to Higher Costs, Delays,” Austin American Statesman, September 7, 2018, https://www.statesman.com/business/20180907/shortage-of-texas-construction-workers-leads-to-higher-costs-delays.
  11. Will Maddox, “Study: Texas May Have the Second Worst Nursing Shortage in the Country,” D CEO Healthcare, October 28, 2018, https://healthcare.dmagazine.com/2018/10/28/study-texas-may-have-the-second-worst-nursing-shortage-in-the-country/.
  12. Dr. G. Richard Olds, “Commentary: The Fix to Texas’s Doctor Shortage Lies Abroad,” Austin American Statesman, Updated September 26, 2018, https://www.statesman.com/news/20180815/commentary-the-fix-to-texass-doctor-shortage-lies-abroad.
  13. New American Economy, “Immigrants and the Economy in: Texas,” https://www.newamericaneconomy.org/locations/texas/.
  14. Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, “Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions,” Updated March 2017, https://itep.org/wp-content/uploads/ITEP-2017-Undocumented-Immigrants-State-and-Local-Contributions.pdf.
  15. Christian Penichet-Paul, “Eminent Domain Along the Southern Border: Government Seizures of Private Property,” July 26, 2019, https://immigrationforum.org/article/eminent-domain-along-the-southern-border-government-seizures-of-private-property/. 

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