What benefits do immigrants bring to South Dakota?

What benefits do immigrants bring to South Dakota?

Immigrants bring ethnic, religious and cultural diversity to the region transforming SD to reflect more of the world’s population.  According to the American Immigration Council’s fact sheet on SD, about 3% of SD’s population is immigrant (not born in the United States) and lawfully present. About 4.1% of the SD workforce are immigrant workers with the majority of workers in manufacturing. Immigrant led households in the state paid $58 million in federal taxes and $32.6 million in state and local taxes in 2014.  And undocumented immigrants in SD paid an estimated $5.3 million in state and local taxes in 2014.  Immigrant business owners accounted or 3.2% of all self-employed SD residents in 2015 and generated $3.2 million in business income. For more SD facts see: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/immigrants-in-south-dakota

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