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Respecting and supporting our wonderfully diverse community, which includes many immigrants.

One of our families, as drawn by a preschooler.

A preschooler’s drawing of her family.

Children’s Village is especially proud that one of our core values is:  responding to diversity among children, within families, between families, from neighborhood to neighborhood, and nation to nation. We respect and support our wonderfully diverse community, which includes many immigrants.

We are pleased to share research (below) from the American Immigration Council, highlighting the impact of immigrants in Pennsylvania.

Behind these statistics, of course, are individuals.  They are friends, neighbors, colleagues, Children’s Village families, area business owners, and community leaders.

Immigrants in Pennsylvania have contributed billions of dollars in taxes.

  • Immigrant-led households in the state paid $5 billion in federal taxes and $2.1 billion in state and local taxes in 2014.
  • Undocumented immigrants in Pennsylvania paid an estimated $134.9 million in state and local taxes in 2014. Their contribution would rise to $186.2 million if they could receive legal status.
  • DACA recipients in Pennsylvania paid an estimated $20.8 million in state and local taxes in 2016.

As consumers, immigrants add billions of dollars to Pennsylvania’s economy.

  • Pennsylvania residents in immigrant-led households had $18.6 billion in spending power (after-tax income) in 2014.

Immigrant entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania generate billions of dollars in business revenue.

  • 51,291 immigrant business owners accounted for 9.3 percent of all self-employed Pennsylvania residents in 2015 and generated $1.2 billion in business income.
  • In 2015, immigrants accounted for 13.7 percent of business owners in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and 13.1 percent in the Philadelphia metro area.To read the full report, visit:

The American Immigration Council, a non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 1987, works to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration.

A preschooler's drawing of her family.

Another one of our 330+ families, created by a preschooler.

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