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Almost 1 in 5 Small U.S. Businesses Owned By Immigrants

Immigrants own almost one of every five of the small businesses in the U.S., accounting for more than their share of the nation’s total population, according to a report by the Fiscal Policy Institute.

The study released today found that immigrants own 18 percent of businesses with fewer than 100 people working for them, while U.S. residents born outside the country account for 13 percent of the nation’s population, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey.