In the midst of overheated debates about immigration and an ugly upsurge in nativism, it’s worth reminding ourselves that entrepreneurial immigrants make an outsized contribution to new business creation. And new and young companies are the primary source of job creation in the American economy.
The contributions of entrepreneurial immigrants have been well documented:
Immigrants are twice as likely to become entrepreneurs as native-born Americans.
As of 2016, first generation immigrant entrepreneurs represented 30% of all new entrepreneurs in 2016, up substantially from 13% in 1996. READ MORE AT FORBES