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URGENT: Immigrants enrich us. #immigrantswelcome

Posted on Feb 08, 2017 by Eric Weaver

#OpportunityFunded clients Emilia, Rosa, and Saul

 

Every day, I see firsthand how immigrant entrepreneurs drive economic activity and opportunity for themselves, their families, their neighbors, and for all of us. Their individual efforts add up to huge impact:

  • Businesses founded by immigrants generate $65.5 billion in annual business income in the U.S
  • 1.5 million Californians work for a company run by an immigrant.
  • Foreign-born entrepreneurs started 44.6% of new businesses in California following the Great Recession.

In a time when immigrants are being depicted as a threat, rather than a source of strength in building our economy and making our lives richer, we at Opportunity Fund proudly stand with the thousands of immigrants we call our clients, neighbors, and friends. We love them not just for their profound role in shaping the health and vitality of our economy, but for all the ways they make us richer: the tamales they cook, the robots they invent, and, mostly, for the fact that “we” were once “they” and this is what makes us all American.

Help us celebrate immigrants driving economic opportunity by making a gift to Opportunity Fund to support their dreams in the U.S.

 

Sincerely,

Eric

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