7 Best States for Immigrants

California is the place to be
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2017 9:03 AM CDT
An immigrant from India holds a small US flag during a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(Newser) – Making a life in a new country is never easy—but some US states make it easier than others. 24/7 Wall St. rounds up the best states for immigrants based on factors including median household income, poverty rates, unemployment, and the share of non-native residents. The top seven:

  1. California
  2. Alaska
  3. West Virginia
  4. Virginia
  5. New York
  6. New Jersey
  7. Nevada
Click for the full list or see the US states with the most and fewest green cards. (Read more immigrants stories.)

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