As Hillary Visits Las Vegas to Discuss Immigration, New Report Touts Economic Contributions of Immigrant Workers to Nevada

As Hillary Visits Las Vegas to Discuss Immigration, New Report Touts Economic Contributions of Immigrant Workers to Nevada

Immigrant Workers Are “Still Vital Beyond Belief”, Finds New Report by Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada

LAS VEGAS – Today, Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet with local immigrant families to discuss immigration reform and executive action at a campaign event in Las Vegas. Local immigrant leaders and advocates have high hopes that Clinton will embrace a progressive policy platform on the issue that includes a roadmap for comprehensive immigration reform and commitment to defending and expanding the deferred action programs created by President Obama.

The high-profile campaign stop comes as the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) released a new report outlining the enormous positive economic contributions that immigrant families bring to the state of Nevada. Some key findings from the report include:

  • - Over 19 percent of the state’s population are immigrants
  • - Immigrants contributed nearly 20 percent of the state’s annual economic output in 2012
  • - Nearly a quarter of the states workforce is comprised of immigrants
  • - Over 21 percent of small businesses in the state are owned by immigrants
  • - In 2010, unauthorized immigrants paid over $123.8 million in state and local taxes

“We hope today’s visit by Sec. Clinton further highlights the great contributions immigrant families make to our state – not only economically, but as a key part of our communities, and our identity as Nevadans,” said Bob Fulkerson, State Director of PLAN.

CONTACT: Laura Martin, (702) 292-1279

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