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Immigrant youth make up a significant portion of both the population and the workforce in the Silicon Valley. An area famous for its economic wealth, the Silicon Valley stands out for its deep disparities when it comes to the lives of undocumented immigrants.
The new report, Immigrant Youth in the Silicon Valley: Together We Rise, explores the obstacles young immigrants face when trying to access fair wages, housing and higher education.
Among the key findings are:
Undocumented youth face immense barriers in accessing education.
Undocumented youth are concentrated in low-wage jobs.
Undocumented youth are diverse and a core part of the Silicon Valley community.
The study is based on census data and interviews conducted of undocumented residents in the Silicon Valley.