*Fiscal Year. Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals, figures do not include Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders from Afghanistan and Iraq, nor Afghan Humanitarian Parolees from 2021 evacuation. Does not include asylum seeker data.

SOUTHERN BORDER FACTS: Some 20 million people call the southern border region home, and this population is growing. From San Diego, in California to Brownsville in Texas, the communities that make up the border region are diverse and thriving. Estimates from the Census Bureau show that overall, border residents are more likely to be people of color when compared to the national average (Half of all border residents are Hispanic or Latinx).

***Immigrants comprise 13.4% of total population in AZ.

Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Swahili
  • Arabic
  • Somali
  • Burmese
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
Total Immigrant Federal Taxes paid
Total Immigrant State & Local Taxes paid
Immigrant Household Income
Total Immigrant Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Landscaping Services


Crop Production


Private Households


*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in Arizona.


Nurses who are foreign-born= 13%

Health aides who are foreign-born = 24.7%

Data source: New American Economy

Socio-Familial Stability
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State
# of Immigrant (refugee & asylee) Family Reunifications

*Data not available.

Community & Educational Contributions
Immigrant Educational Attainment
  • 33%
    Less than High School
  • 23%
    High School Only
  • 21%
    Some College
  • 23%
    College degree or more
Naturalized Citizens
Immigrant Share of Population

October 11, 2022

Tucson, and other cities, do so much more when they connect with charities such as Catholic Community Services’ Casa Alitas program. Everywhere you look you can see artwork that brightens the place and further welcomes people. And economically it helps both the city and its citizens.

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