New American Economy (NAE) has released a Map the Impact report, which highlights the economic, voting and other impacts immigrants have on their respective states, cities, congressional districts and industries and uses that data as a basis for its call for immigration reform efforts across the country.
Map the Impact includes information on immigrant tax contributions, spending power, entrepreneurship, workforce, homeownership, demographics and voting power.
U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s Press Secretary Kelley Moore said job creation is especially important to the senator.
“Sen. Capito is committed to growing jobs and opportunities for all people in West Virginia,” Moore told The West Virginia Record.
According to the information specific to West Virginia, the state’s foreign-born population increased by 19 percent between 2010 and 2014. NAE said “this increase helped West Virginia avoid the type of sharp population decline that has hurt other cities and states in recent years.”
According to the report, these immigrants have contributed to West Virginia in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions, and as health care professionals.
Read the full story from West Virginia Record: “West Virginia immigrants’ impact includes crucial creation of jobs”