In the ranking of American companies in the Fortune 500 (includes the 500 companies with the largest revenue), about 45% were founded by immigrants or their children. This was in the study reports acting in support of the immigration group of New American Economy (NAE).

Among the largest ‘immigrant’ companies — AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Google, and Facebook, for example, Procter & Gamble. The children of immigrants, in turn, created companies such as Apple, Amazon and Ford Motor. In the list of companies that founded the born in the USA businessmen, Walmart, Exxon and Chevron.

In the amount of such companies over the past year earned $6.1 trillion, estimated by NAE. It’s more than the GDP of Japan, Germany or the UK. In companies of immigrants now working 13.5 million people. On average, they employ 11 percent more people than companies listed, the founders were not immigrants, according to the study.

Almost 3.2 billion immigrants in the U.S. have their own business, while assembled in 2017, the information shows that they are more likely to be entrepreneurs than those born in the United States, the researchers note. “The growing propensity for business creation is extremely important for the us economy, as data suggests that jobs growth in the U.S. is almost fully accounted for only on new firms and start-UPS,” they write.

The nonprofit New American Economy was established in 2011 to inform about the benefits of immigration. Among its founders billionaires Rupert Murdoch and Michael Bloomberg.

Despite the fact that immigrants create a successful company, the administration of President Donald trump gets tough in their relationship, reminds Agency Axios. Last year, trump repeatedly talked about the importance of the wall on the border with Mexico, and even suspended the work of the government over the issue of financing of the project. The number of refugees that the U.S. is ready to accept now accounts for only 30 000 people. And in October last year, the US President even told the Agency that works on a decree on the refusal of granting of the American citizenship by right of the soil.

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