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Immigrants Drive the Texas Economy

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Immigrants Drive the Texas Economy

New analysis shows economic benefits of immigrants, potential harms from anti-immigrant legislation

In the current environment of hostility toward refugees and immigrants, new resources from CPPP show that immigrants make Texas stronger and that discriminatory policies hurt our communities and economy.
This Wednesday the House State Affairs Committee will hear public testimony on SB 4. The House version of the bill may strip out the provision that would deny state grant funds to local entities like cities and counties that fail to comply with federal immigration detainer requests. However, this anti-“sanctuary city” proposal would still pose a serious threat to immigrant families and the Texas economy.

Action Alert: Contact your Texas State Representative today and let them know what you think about SB 4.

Immigrants Drive the Texas Economy: One out of every six Texans is an immigrant, and CPPP’s new fact sheet explores how immigrants contribute to the state economy. In addition to our statewide analysis, check out our fact sheets for Fort Worth, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso and Houston.

CPPP is committed to working with our partners at the Capitol and in the business community to protect pathways to opportunity for immigrants in Texas. View more of our analysis on how state policies impact immigrants.



Ann Beeson
Ann Beeson
CPPP Executive Director






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