Author Archive | Nicholas Montalto

(PODCAST) Wall Street Journal Podcast Discusses how the Trump Administration’s Ban on Foreign Workers Harmed the American Economy

In 2020, President Trump sharply curtailed most new visas for foreign workers, including those in the H-1B, H-2B and J categories, arguing unemployed Americans would take those jobs instead. But as WSJ’s Alicia Caldwell explains, even with high unemployment, many of those positions were left unfilled, American workers were laid off in the process, and […]

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NJBIA Presentation Reviews the current status of the H-1B Program and prospects for change in the Biden administration

The NJ Business and Industry Association, a member of the NJ Business Immigration Coalition, sponsored an online briefing on immigration policy at a meeting of its Human Resource Council on February 4. Two experienced immigration lawyers, Neil Dornbaum and Kathleen Peregoy, from the Roseland-based law firm of Connell Foley, reviewed actions taken by the Trump […]

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New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition Releases Set of Principles for Immigration Reform

NEWS RELEASE February 2, 2021 PLAINSBORO, NJ —  A newly formed coalition of New Jersey business groups committed to bipartisan immigration reform has weighed in on aspects of the Biden administration’s immigration reform legislative package. Although the content of “The Citizenship Act of 2021” is currently available only in summary form (the full text of […]

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The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition Comments on the Biden Administration’s Proposed Immigration Legislation

February 1, 2021, Plainsboro, New Jersey— Representing major business organizations in the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition commends the new Biden administration for its intention to work together with members of Congress to achieve effective and bipartisan immigration policy reform. The Coalition views lawful immigration as a powerful tool for economic recovery […]

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(OPINION) Undocumented Immigrants Are Half as Likely to Be Arrested for Violent Crimes as U.S.-Born Citizens

As Trump’s presidency nears its end, his unwavering views on immigration are directly contradicted by a growing body of criminology research. Studies overwhelmingly find no evidence that U.S. immigrants, including those who are undocumented, commit more crimes than native-born Americans. And now a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that draws from a detailed […]

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(NEWS) How Sen. Mike Lee proposes to end ‘discrimination’ in US immigration system

A bill Sen. Mike Lee pushed through the Senate aims to end what he calls discrimination in the nation’s immigration system while increasing protections for American workers. The measure, which passed the Senate by unanimous consent Wednesday, would do away with per-country caps on employment-based green cards. “Few ideas are more central to who we are as […]

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