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IMMIGRATION STATE-BY-STATE

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New Americans in Connecticut

  • 13.4% of Connecticuters are foreign born
  • 17.7% are Latino or Asian
  • 49.4% are naturalized U.S. citizens and are eligible to vote
  • 11.3% of registered voters are New Americans
  • 86.2% of children with immigrant parents are U.S. citizens
  • 82.9% of children with immigrant parents are English proficient
  • 82.8% of naturalized citizens have a high school diploma or higher
  • 9,350 foreign students contribute $318.2M to the state’s economy
  • Make up 16.7% of the workforce.
  • 4.5% of the workforce is unauthorized
  • Latino-owned businesses had sales and receipts of $2.5 billion and employed 11,872 people
  • Asian-owned businesses had sales and receipts of $3.3 billion and employed 18,838 people
  • The purchasing power of Latinos is $13.4 billion. Asian buying power totaled $8.4 billion
  • Connecticut would lose $5.6 billion in economic activity and about 24,119 jobs if all unauthorized immigrants were removed.

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