What is immigrant integration?
CSII defines immigrant integration as improved economic mobility for, enhanced civic participation by, and receiving society openness to immigrants. CSII identifies and evaluates the mutual benefits for the native born and immigrants and study the pace of change in different locations, not only in the past and present but the future as well.
Quick California immigrant integration facts:
- 27% of Californians are immigrants.
- Of all children in California, 48% have at least one immigrant parent.
- One in six of all California kids have at least on undocumented parent.
Quick Los Angeles County immigrant integration facts:
- One third of L.A. County residents are immigrants, nearly half of our workforce is foreign born, and two thirds of those under 18 are the children of immigrants.
- Children of immigrants are 64% of all L.A. County children and nearly 90% of those are U.S. citizens.
- Long-term immigrants (those who have stayed more than 30 years) have higher home-ownership rates than the U.S. born, 63% and 54%, respectively.
For additional data on CA and its counties, see CSII’s report, “What’s At Stake for the State.”
For additional data on Los Angeles, see CSII’s report, “Immigrant Integration in Los Angeles.”