Archive | Garden State Educational Programs

In an effort to understand the impact of immigration on the American economy, the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition has organized a series of educational programs on a a variety of topics. Many of these programs have been organized by the Garden State Immigration Policy Institute, a joint initiative of the Coalition and the NJ Business & Industry Association. Descriptions and videos of these programs are found on this page.

(VIDEO) Exploring the Vital Role of Immigrants in the New Jersey Health Care Sector

In a special program on December 5, 2023, the Coalition took an in-depth look at the role of immigrants in the healthcare sector. New Jersey greatly benefits from the labor and skills of immigrants, who make up almost 30% of all healthcare positions in the state, including 41% if physicians, 30.2% of surgeons, and 29.7% […]

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(VIDEO) Will the U.S. continue to attract the world’s top student talent?

One of the great accomplishments of U.S. higher education has been its ability to attract top student talent from all over the world. Whether international students remain in the U.S. after finishing their studies or return home, they have gained remarkable distinction as innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in their respective fields. They also often […]

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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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(VIDEO) The Role of Immigration in Easing Labor Shortages in New Jersey

This inaugural virtual event of the Garden State Immigration Policy Institute, a joint project of the NJ Business Immigration Coalition and the NJ Business and Industry Association, was held on June 16, 2022. The purpose of the event was to unravel the connection between immigration policy and labor shortages, understand the immigrant needs of specific industries […]

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(VIDEO) Coalition holds event with the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce to mark the release of a report on the impact of immigration in Mercer County

A new report commissioned by the Coalition in partnership with the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, underscores the critical role immigrants play in the County’s labor force, business creation, and STEM innovation. Prepared by New American Economy, the report was unveiled at the July 1, 2021, virtual membership meeting of the Princeton Chamber. […]

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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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(VIDEO) 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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