Supporting L.A. County's Immigrants
Immigrants comprise 35 percent of Los Angeles County's population, are responsible for 36 percent of its Gross Domestic Product, and own slightly more than half of its small businesses. Yet they continue to face challenges around economic advancement and justice equity. In response, the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA), a division within the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), developed the Immigrant Protection and Advancement Strategic Report, which outlined more than 75 recommendations to help the county’s immigrant population thrive.
To help the county act on those recommendations, DCBA and OIA will partner with FUSE executive fellow Michael Nobleza to analyze the report, assess existing services, and determine the needs of the county’s immigrant population. Nobleza will evaluate and prioritize the report’s recommendations, identify potential funding and partners, and create an implementation plan that includes immediate, short, and long-term actions. Additionally, he will help oversee the next steps for executing the plan. By promoting the success of immigrant residents and their families, L.A. County recognizes that it is also advancing its own growth and well being.