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Immigrants comprise nearly in 1 in 6 American workers, or 16% of the US workforce. Ensuring that immigrants are fully integrated into the US labor market is a crucial step in realizing the economic potential of newcomers, not only for individuals and their families but for American employers and communities.

Federal legislation on immigration issues must include an ambitious skills strategy that allows those on a pathway to citizenship as well as current citizens to obtain the skills and credentials that employers need. Similarly, federal legislation on adult education and workforce issues must take into account the changing demographic profile of American workers, and the increasing role of immigrants in the workforce.

This page contains recent publications and materials on immigrant workforce issues, as well as policy recommendations for incorporating a skills agenda for immigrants.

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