The California Immigrant Policy Center and the University of Southern California have released a new report indicating, as other recent data has, that California's immigrants are largely here to stay, with a majority of the state's foreign born having lived in the U.S. for more than a decade.
Immigrants also make up a large chunk of the state's labor force, 34 percent of it. And while they continue to make up the bulk of those employed in farming, fishing and forestry, and are still heavily represented in custodial, food service and other service-related jobs, they are also more likely than their native-born peers to be self-employed or start a business. Foreign born workers are also more likely to be over-skilled or over-educated for the jobs they hold.
A bit on their workforce participation, from the report: