This project examines how immigration and economic life in the United States are related. To this end, we have developed a number of descriptive fact sheets for "gateway" states. Throughout the nation's history, these gateway states have received the vast majority of immigrants, who typically settle in major cities such as Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. By examining these states, and the cities contained within them, we demonstrate how immigrants provide vital contributions to the economy and society of each state and the nation as a whole.
For a discussion of how these fact sheets were produced, please see our Research Brief