At our best, we have always been and will always be one nation, indivisible.
Whether from Oklahoma or Oaxaca, North Carolina or South Korea, people have always come to Los Angeles County to create better lives for themselves and their families. The passions, dreams and hard work of these diverse residents have helped build and define the Los Angeles region since before California became a state.
Today, immigrants continue to define who we are as Angelenos, making up one in three residents and half of our workforce. Most have been here for over a decade, and they drive our identity, culture and economy – contributing nearly $233 billion every year. Everyone is enriched by their imagination, entrepreneurship and dedication. They are our neighbors, our coworkers, the proud parents sitting next to us at the PTA meeting.
We have long been committed to protecting the rights and futures of new Americans and helping to integrate immigrants into the civic fabric of Los Angeles, with more than $10 million granted to local nonprofits serving L.A.’s vibrant immigrant communities.
We have funded everything from English language literacy to leadership development to policy advocacy. Our efforts have helped tens of thousands of eligible immigrants transform their futures by applying for citizenship and aided more than 300,000 in obtaining California driver’s licenses.
As a rising tide of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies has created a real sense of threat to many of our neighbors, we sought to protect the rights and safety of our neighbors through education programs and media outreach. And through the L.A. Justice Fund, we help preserve families uphold due process for all Angelenos by ensuring those facing deportation proceedings have access to legal representation.
We are committed to acting responsibly to emerging opportunities, helping support the implementation of federal deferred action programs that can empower more than half a million Angelenos to protect their families, earn a living and contribute to the future of their own communities.
For more information, visit our immigration resource library.
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