“Cool data viz alert: Economic impact of immigrants in Philly”

In case Day Without Immigrants wasn’t enough of a reminder, immigrants are a significant part of this city’s economy.

To put things in perspective, Philly’s Office of Immigrants Affairs partnered a national initiative from advocacy group New American Economy aimed at producing an interactive map with stats on immigrant population in every congressional district, taxes paid and spending power, among other stats.

The local government entity contributed by “spreading the word,” according to spokesperson Ajeenah Amir.

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About NAE

New American Economy is a bipartisan research and advocacy organization fighting for smart federal, state, and local immigration policies that help grow our economy and create jobs for all Americans. More…