Having a small but growing immigrant population, South Carolina has diverse and thriving communities that benefit from the immigrants that make up a vital share of the labor force and are an integral part of the extensive contributions to all residents.
Immigrants in South Carolina have contributed billions of dollars in taxes and as consumers, they add billions of dollars to our state’s economy. Immigrant entrepreneurs in South Carolina generate hundreds of millions of dollars in business revenue, and as business owners, they accounted for almost 10 percent of all self-employed South Carolina residents in 2018 and generated $719.6 million in business income.
According to the American Immigration Council, tens of thousands of U.S. citizens in South Carolina live with at least one family member who is undocumented. SC is also home for thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. In fact, 5,750 active DACA recipients lived in South Carolina as of March 2020, while DACA has been granted to 6,930 people in total since 2012.
As business owners, workers, consumers, taxpayers, and neighbors – nearly 5 percent of South Carolina residents are immigrants, while almost 4 percent are native-born United States citizens that have at least one immigrant parent. Two in every five immigrants in South Carolina are naturalized U.S. citizens and are distributed across all educational levels.
The United States is a nation of immigrants and a wonderful “melting pot” of cultures. Much of our country’s progress, strength, and beauty is a direct result of thriving diversity and humanitarian teamwork.
As a knowledgeable attorney at The Floyd Law Firm, William D. Pavy‘s law practice includes a focus on Immigration Law. Taking pride in providing outstanding legal representation for our South Carolina immigrant clients, Mr. Pavy works towards protecting immigrant’s rights to work, visit, and live in the United States. He rises above anti-immigrant rhetoric and strives to provide compassionate, conscientious, and thorough legal services for immigrants who may have faced unfair denials of opportunities to work or live in our great state.
The Floyd Law Firm continues to offer skilled and supportive legal counsel regarding changing immigration laws. The United States has a reputation for having the world’s most challenging immigration regulations, so an experienced immigration attorney can help. Those seeking citizenship and knowledge of their immigration rights are encouraged to contact us for a confidential consultation.