Author Archive | Nicholas Montalto

Report Released on the Contributions of New Americans in Passaic County

With 31.2 percent of its population born abroad, Passaic County has one of the largest immigrant populations of any county in New Jersey. The advantages of immigration to the regional economy were highlighted in a report recently released by the Passaic County Division of Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center at William Paterson University, with […]

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(BLOG POST) Reopening Doors to International Students and Scholars

Guest Blog Post, Elizabeth A. Gill, Director of International Employment and Immigration, Montclair State University International students and scholars are undeniably vital to the cultural and economic life of the United States. The Institute of International Education found that the United States hosted 914,095 international students and 85,538 scholars in the 2020-2021 academic year. In […]

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(BLOG POST) The U.S. Doesn’t Have a Labor Shortage, It Has an Immigration Shortfall

Guest Blog Post, Manu Smadja, CEO of MPOWER Financing This past June, the U.S. reached a tipping point: the number of open jobs surpassed the number of people looking for work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover report, there were 10.1 million job openings, the highest level since record-keeping began in […]

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The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition Publishes Statement on Border Policy

Tackling one of the most important and challenging immigration issues confronting our nation, i.e. how to manage the nation’s borders, the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition has published a set of suggestions for consideration by members of Congress and the Biden administration. Created in 2019, the Coalition consists of 32 member organizations, including some of […]

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(OPINION) The missing immigrant workers

Helen Muradyan, a second-year resident physician, stopped working last month. Not because her skills aren’t needed. To the contrary: The Southern California community hospital and health clinic that employed Muradyan struggle to find staff even during normal times. The pandemic worsened their staffing shortages. “At one point we were operating at 150 percent of capacity,” […]

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