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"New Americans" in Texas: Impact of Immigrants on American Economy (Eng/Esp)

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Dallas, TX - A January 2015 study conducted by the American Immigration Council reports that immigrants make up roughly one in six Texans, one-third of which are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. This results in billions of dollars being pumped into the American economy as a result of taxes and other expenses. As a result, immigrants are not only integral to the state’s economy as workers, but also account for billions of dollars in tax revenue and consumer purchasing power. Texas cannot afford to alienate such a critical part of its labor force, tax base, and overall economic flow.

Dallas, TX - A January 2015 study conducted by the American Immigration Council reports that immigrants make up roughly one in six Texans, one-third of which are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. This results in billions of dollars being pumped into the American economy as a result of taxes and other expenses. As a result, immigrants are not only integral to the state’s economy as workers, but also account for billions of dollars in tax revenue and consumer purchasing power. Texas cannot afford to alienate such a critical part of its labor force, tax base, and overall economic flow.

According to the study, “New Americans”- immigrants and the children of immigrants- wield $297 billion in purchasing power, which is an increase of over 634% since 1990. The businesses they own had sales of around $102.1 billion and employed more than 600,000 people in 2014. With Texas seeing a substantial growth in its immigrant population over the years, the numbers are expected to continue to grow. For example, the Hispanic population in Texas grew from 25.5% in 1990 to 38.4%, or 10.2 million people, in 2013.

Hispanics also accounted for 21.9 % (or 1.9 million) of Texas voters in the 2012 elections, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 87.7 % of children with immigrant parents were U.S. citizens in 2009. Immigrants also helped boost housing values in communities, adding over $5,228 in Denton County, $8,148 in Dallas County, and $10,210 in Tarrant County. From 2006 to 2010, there were also 256,849 new immigrant business owners in Texas producing a total net business income of $10 billion, 16.7% of all net business income in the state.

Immigrants are also integral to Texas’s economy as taxpayers. Legally registered Hispanics in Texas paid $23.6 billion in federal taxes and $11.4 billion in state/local taxes in 2013; while foreign-born Latinos paid $8.4 billion in federal taxes and $4.6 billion in state/local taxes. These same immigrants also contributed $17.9 billion to Social Security and $4.2 billion to Medicare in 2013.

Texas’s 64,277 foreign students also contributed $1.5 billion to the state’s economy in tuition and other living expenses at Texas’s many universities. In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area, 25,353 foreign students paid $371 million in tuition and $277 million in living costs. In 2009, “non-resident aliens” comprised 53.9% of master’s degrees and 52.8% of doctorate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

Finally, in Texas, 28.9% of foreign-born persons who were naturalized U.S. citizens in 2011 had a bachelor’s or higher degree. The number of immigrants with a college degree in Texas increased by 91.5% between 2000 and 2011. Also, the English proficiency rate for Hispanic children was 80.7% in 2009. As the statistics show, the integration of immigrant labor and business community cannot be ignored and is vital to the continued growth of the American economy.

 

Dallas, TX - A January 2015 study conducted by the American Immigration Council reports that immigrants make up roughly one in six Texans, one-third of which are naturalized U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. This results in billions of dollars being pumped into the American economy as a result of taxes and other expenses. As a result, immigrants are not only integral to the state’s economy as workers, but also account for billions of dollars in tax revenue and consumer purchasing power. Texas cannot afford to alienate such a critical part of its labor force, tax base, and overall economic flow.

According to the study, “New Americans”- immigrants and the children of immigrants- wield $297 billion in purchasing power, which is an increase of over 634% since 1990. The businesses they own had sales of around $102.1 billion and employed more than 600,000 people in 2014. With Texas seeing a substantial growth in its immigrant population over the years, the numbers are expected to continue to grow. For example, the Hispanic population in Texas grew from 25.5% in 1990 to 38.4%, or 10.2 million people, in 2013.

Hispanics also accounted for 21.9 % (or 1.9 million) of Texas voters in the 2012 elections, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. 87.7 % of children with immigrant parents were U.S. citizens in 2009. Immigrants also helped boost housing values in communities, adding over $5,228 in Denton County, $8,148 in Dallas County, and $10,210 in Tarrant County. From 2006 to 2010, there were also 256,849 new immigrant business owners in Texas producing a total net business income of $10 billion, 16.7% of all net business income in the state.

Immigrants are also integral to Texas’s economy as taxpayers. Legally registered Hispanics in Texas paid $23.6 billion in federal taxes and $11.4 billion in state/local taxes in 2013; while foreign-born Latinos paid $8.4 billion in federal taxes and $4.6 billion in state/local taxes. These same immigrants also contributed $17.9 billion to Social Security and $4.2 billion to Medicare in 2013.

Texas’s 64,277 foreign students also contributed $1.5 billion to the state’s economy in tuition and other living expenses at Texas’s many universities. In the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area, 25,353 foreign students paid $371 million in tuition and $277 million in living costs. In 2009, “non-resident aliens” comprised 53.9% of master’s degrees and 52.8% of doctorate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.

Finally, in Texas, 28.9% of foreign-born persons who were naturalized U.S. citizens in 2011 had a bachelor’s or higher degree. The number of immigrants with a college degree in Texas increased by 91.5% between 2000 and 2011. Also, the English proficiency rate for Hispanic children was 80.7% in 2009. As the statistics show, the integration of immigrant labor and business community cannot be ignored and is vital to the continued growth of the American economy.

 

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Dallas, TX- Un estudio en Enero de 2015 realizado por la American Immigration Council informa que los inmigrantes conforman aproximadamente uno de cada seis Tejanos, un tercio de los cuales son ciudadanos estadounidenses naturalizados que son elegibles para votar. Esto resulta en miles de millones de dólares se bombea a la economía estadounidense como consecuencia de los impuestos y otros gastos. Como resultado, los inmigrantes no sólo son parte integrales de la economía del estado como los trabajadores, pero también cuenta por miles de millones de dólares en impuesto sobre ingresos y consumo el poder adquisitivo. Texas no puede permitirse distanciarse de una parte crítica de su fuerza laboral, la base imponible y flujo económico general.

De acuerdo con el estudio, "Nuevos Americanos" - los inmigrantes y los hijos de inmigrantes - esgrimir $ 297 billones en poder adquisitivo, que representa un incremento de más de 634% desde 1990. Las empresas poseen tuvieron ventas de aproximadamente $ 102.1 billones y empleaban a más de 600,000 personas en el año 2014. Con Texas viendo un sustancial crecimiento en su población inmigrante durante los años, los números se esperan que continúe creciendo. Por ejemplo, la población hispana en Texas creció de 25.5% en 1990 a 38.4%, o 10.2 millones de personas, en 2013.

Los hispanos también representaron el 21.9% (o 1.9 millones) de los votantes de Texas en las elecciones de 2012, según la oficina del censo. 87.7% de los niños con padres inmigrantes eran ciudadanos de Estados Unidos en 2009. Los inmigrantes también ayudó a impulsar valores viviendas en comunidades, agregando $5,228 en el Condado de Denton, $8,148 en el Condado de Dallas y $10,210 en el Condado Tarrant. Entre 2006 y 2010, también hubo 256,849 nuevos empresarios inmigrantes en Texas produce un ingreso neto total del negocio de $10 billones, 16.7% de todos los ingresos de negocio neto en el estado.

Los inmigrantes también son parte integrales de la economía de Texas como contribuyentes. Legalmente registrados hispanos en Texas pagada $ 23.6 billones en impuestos federales y $ 11.4 billones en impuestos estatales y locales en 2013; mientras que los Latinos nacidos en el extranjero pagan $ 8.4 billones en impuestos federales y $ 4.6 billones en impuestos estatales y locales. Estos mismos inmigrantes también contribuyeron $ 17.9 billones a la Seguridad Social y $ 4.2 billones a Medicare en 2013.

64.277 estudiantes extranjeros de Texas también contribuyeron $ 1.5 billones a la economía del estado de matrícula y otros gastos en muchas universidades de Texas. En el área metropolitana de Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, 25,353 estudiantes extranjeros pagan $371 millones en matrícula y $277 millones en costo de la vida. En 2009, "los extranjeros no residentes" abarcaron el 53.9% de grados de maestría y 52.8% de doctorados en los campos de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas.

Finalmente, en Texas, 28.9% de las personas nacidas en el extranjero que eran ciudadanos estadounidenses naturalizados en 2011 tuvo una licenciatura o grado más alto. El número de inmigrantes con un título universitario en Texas aumentado un 91.5% entre 2000 y 2011. Además, la tasa de dominio del idioma inglés para los niños hispanos fue 80.7% en 2009. Como indican las estadísticas, la integración de la mano de obra inmigrante y comunidad empresarial no se puede ignorar y es vital para el crecimiento continuo de la economía estadounidense.

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