Author Archive | Nicholas Montalto

New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Industry Struggles with Worker Shortages

Legal but temporary immigrant workers, sometimes called “guest workers,” have become an important component of the nation’s immigration system. A recent report found that their numbers have grown from roughly 300,000 in 1990 to more than 1.4 million in 2017, and are grouped into 36 different legal classifications — one of which is the H-2B […]

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(VIDEO) Opening the International Talent and Labor Pipeline: Strategies for Reforming American Immigration Policy to Advance New Jersey’s Economy

How can immigration policy promote economic recovery and growth in New Jersey? What is the current state of play in Washington on immigration reform? How can we revive a bipartisan consensus on immigration? These were some of the questions addressed by panelists at an event on April 30, 2021, organized by the NJ Business Immigration […]

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(OPINION) What America would look like with zero immigration

During four years in office, President Donald Trump reduced immigration admissions in every way that American law makes possible without congressional approval — cutting refugee numbers, deporting law-abiding members of American citizens’ families and then finally halting all entry to the US amid the pandemic for a period before blocking the issuance of new green […]

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(OPINION) George W. Bush: Immigration is a defining asset of the United States. Here’s how to restore confidence in our system

Next week, I’m proud to publish a new collection of my paintings, entitled “Out of Many, One.” The book may not set the art world stirring — hopefully, the critics won’t call it “One Too Many.” I set out to accomplish two things: to share some portraits of immigrants, each with a remarkable story I […]

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(OPINION) The Economic Case for High-Skilled Immigration

While on the campaign trail, former President Donald Trump flip-flopped quite a bit in his rhetoric over the H-1B visa, an employer-sponsored temporary visa that allows companies to hire high-skilled foreign workers for up to 3 years in most cases and 6 years upon extension. Despite his indecisiveness, Trump’s platform was consistent in outlining a […]

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