1. Immigrant women and girls play a significant social and economic role in U.S. culture and society.
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.