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Immigrants illegally in California constitute nearly 10% of workforce
Immigrants illegally in California constitute nearly 10% of workforce

Immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product, according to a report by researchers at USC released Wednesday. The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on Census data and other statistics, including data from the departments of Labor and Homeland Security. It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6-million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life. Among the study's findings: • Immigrants who are in California illegally make up 38% of the agriculture industry and...

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