1. Immigrant women and girls play a significant social and economic role in U.S. culture and society.
Three Things to Know … Immigrant Women
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we shine a light on the many ways that immigrant women and girls in the United States are contributing to the economy and American society. Here are three things you should know.
Immigrant women actively contribute to the U.S. economy by serving vital roles across sectors essential to the lives and the well-being of Americans. These include healthcare (75% of all foreign-born healthcare workers are women) and education (15% of all preschool and kindergarten teachers are women). Immigrant women are also entrepreneurs and create new jobs by starting and driving new business initiatives. More than 65,000 immigrant women started their own food businesses, and more than 105,000 owned beauty salons (including nail salons) were started by women.
2. Immigrant women and girls have a prominent representation when it comes to U.S. immigration.