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 The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition believes that such an outdated and inefficient system cannot meet the needs of a vibrant, 21st century economy.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.”
2021 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 September 5, 2021. For more information about the awards and to access the nomination form, click on the following link.
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.
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.