How many U.S. industries consist predominantly of immigrant workers?
While this issue comes up in U.S. elections quite often, the answer is zip. Zilch. Nada. None. A big ol’ goose egg. Although they may seek out certain kinds of work in the U.S. over others, legal and illegal immigrants combined do not represent a majority of the workforce in any industry. In fact, immigrants made up only 17.1 percent of the entire working population in the U.S. in 2014. Source: Pew Research Center
Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.