Author Archive | Nicholas Montalto

(STATEMENT) NJ Business Immigration Coalition Urges Passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Recognizing the critical need for immigrant labor to expand crop production in the U.S. and to keep food prices down, the NJ Business Immigration Coalition endorses passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Bill.  Enjoying broad bipartisan support, the bill has already passed in the House of Representatives and awaits approval in the Senate. The bill […]

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(VIDEO) The Urgent Need for Temporary Foreign Workers in New Jersey’s Economy

Labor force shortages have adversely affected many industries in New Jersey. Many of these industries rely on temporary foreign workers to fill positions that are seasonal or short-term in nature. The U.S. has three main programs to meet this need: H-2A for agricultural workers, H-2B for non-agricultural seasonal work, and J-1 for exchange students. The […]

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(BLOG POST) How do we continue to attract entrepreneurial immigrants?

Guest blog post:  James Barrood, Founder & CEO of Innovation+ It’s amazing how often immigrants are at the heart of the stories that represent America at its best: at its most hard-working, creative, entrepreneurial and hopeful. A month after the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens, I still can’t get over the passion and skill […]

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(NEWS RELEASE) NJ Business Immigration Coalition Honors Immigrant Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in New Jersey

Trenton, NJ (Sept. 13, 2022) – The NJ Business Immigration Coalition will honor the winners of the 9thAnnual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneurs awards at the HOLA Expo and Conference of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce on September 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Maritime Parc in Liberty State Park, Jersey City. As New […]

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(OPINION) We Need an America First Immigration Policy: Our immmigration system should put the country’s needs first — and we need more labor

Postcards from the great American labor shortage: A couple arrives at the Seattle airport after a 5-hour flight and stands in line at the car rental desk. It quickly becomes clear that something is wrong. The line snakes through the garage. People are angry. At the desk sits a harassed employee explaining that while, yes, […]

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