New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition

Committed to Bipartisan and Common Sense Immigration Reform

The United States created its current immigration system more than half a century ago. The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition believes that such an outdated and inefficient system cannot meet the needs of a vibrant, 21st century economy. For this reason, the Coalition is committed to sharing the best research and thinking on immigration policy with policy-makers, business leaders, and the public at large. Our goal is to achieve sensible and evidence-based immigration reform -- reform that enables us to draw on talent and labor from all over the world, calibrates immigration with the needs of the economy, and sustains our competitive advantage and core values as a “nation of immigrants.”

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2022 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards      

The Coalition invites nominations for the 9th annual Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Our awards are designed to call attention to the extraordinary accomplishments of immigrant entrepreneurs. The due date for nomination forms is June 30, 2022. Winners will be announced at an event hosted by the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce on September 21. For more information about the awards and to access the nomination form, click on the following link.

The Role of Immigration in Easing Labor Shortages in New Jersey

The Coalition convened a group of national experts and industry representatives to discuss the connection between labor shortages and immigration levels on June 16, 2022. This virtual program was the inaugural event of the Garden State Immigration Policy Institute, a joint project of the NJ Business Immigration Coalition and the NJ Business and Industry Association. To watch a video of the program, click on the button below.

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Coalition Endorses
Immigration Provisions in the
America COMPETES Act

In a statement sent to all members of the NJ congressional delegation, the Coalition expressed its support of provisions in the House-passed America COMPETES Act that provide important new pathways for entrepreneurs and critical STEM talent to enter the U.S. economy.

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Gateways for Growth Grant   

In partnership with the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, the Coalition secured a "Gateways for Growth" grant to produce a report on the demographic and economic contributions of immigrants to Mercer County. The report was released at a virtual event on July 1, 2021.

   Opening the International Talent and Labor Pipeline

How can immigration policy promote economic recovery and growth?  How can we revive a bipartisan consensus on immigration? These were some of the questions discussed at a program entitled, "Opening the International Talent and Labor Pipeline," organized by the Coalition in partnership with the NJ Business and Industry Association on April 30, 2021. To access a video of the event, click on the link below.

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