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 The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition believes that such an outdated and inefficient system cannot meet the needs of a vibrant, 21st century economy.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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Coalition Presents the 2022 Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards
The NJ Business Immigration Coalition honored the winners of its 9thAnnual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneurs awards at the HOLA Expo and Conference of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce on September 21 at Maritime Parc Restaurant in Liberty State Park, Jersey City. The awards program featured keynote speakers James Barrood, former CEO of the NJ Tech Council and author of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Global Insights from 24 Leaders and Lessons from the Great Recession, and Leah Boustan, Professor of Economics and Director of Industrial Relations Section at Princeton University and co-author of Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigrant Success.
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.
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.
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.