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With this update to the original groundbreaking study of Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers in 2009, we continue to focus on the economic and social contributions that immigrants have made in building the vibrant Massachusetts economy. It shows that, despite heightened public debate, the demographic characteristics and economic trends of the state’s immigrant population have remained largely unchanged. Immigrants continue to have a positive impact on the Commonwealth.


Prepared for The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. by Alan Clayton-Matthews of Northeastern University and Paul Watanabe of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

ByTheNumbers-2012-Update.pdf (121 kB)
Massachusetts Immigrants by the Numbers, March 2012: Fast Facts


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