Let me use whatever voice I have to educate, or as young folks say "Stay #woke" on the topic of immigration here in the US. Especially now that our #dreamers are being attacked, and immigrants are treated as second class citizens. Not today! NOT EVER!
1.Immigrants start businesses. They are 30 percent more likely to start a business in the United States than non-immigrants, and 18 percent of all small business owners in the United States are immigrants.Immigrant-owned businesses create jobs for American workers.
2.According to the Fiscal Policy Institute, small businesses owned by immigrants employed an estimated 4.7 million people in 2007, and according to the latest estimates, these small businesses generated more than $776 billion annually.
3.They are also more likely to create their own jobs. According the U.S. Department of Labor, 7.5 percent of the foreign born are self-employed compared to 6.6 percent among the native-born.
4.They develop cutting-edge technologies and companies. According to the National Venture Capital Association, immigrants have started 25 percent of public U.S. companies that were backed by venture capital investors. This list includes Google, eBay, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, and Intel.
5.They are our engineers, scientists, and innovators. According to the Census Bureau, despite making up only 16 percent of the resident population holding a bachelor’s degree or higher, immigrants represent 33 percent of engineers, 27 percent of mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientist, and 24 percent of physical scientists.
6. Foreign born inventors were credited with contributing to more than 75 percent of patents issued to the top 10 patent-producing universities.
7. Immigrants boosts earnings for American workers. Increased immigration to the United States has increased the earnings of Americans with more than a high school degree. Between 1990 and 2004, increased immigration was correlated with increasing earnings of Americans by 0.7 percent.
I can go on and on. I'll just drop the 🎤 and let someone else pick it up ;). #protectdaca #daca #immigration #immigrants #instapic #share #spreadtheword #sf #sanfran #staywoke