Immigrant impact

New American Economy (NAE), a bipartisan immigration research and advocacy organization, launched its “Map the Impact” project, an interactive map that quantifies immigrant contributions and voting power across the country. According to NAE’s yearly analysis, Nevada immigrants paid $4.1 billion in taxes & wielded $13.7 billion in spending power in 2018, and the state’s number of eligible immigrant voters rose by two percent that same year.

According to an NAE press release about the map launch, “at least one in 10 immigrants, or 388,318 people, owned their own businesses in Nevada in 2018. And immigrants made up 31.3 percent of the state’s nurses and 35.9 percent of health aides in 2018.”