Archive | New Jersey Research

The Coalition believes in the importance of evidence-based immigration policy. We therefore try to call attention to important, policy-related immigration research. We have gathered on this page summaries and links to several studies dealing with the impact of immigration in New Jersey.

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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Report Examines the Demographic and Economic Impact of Immigrants on Mercer County

  This report by New American Economy (NAE), prepared in partnership with the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development, underscores the critical role immigrants in Mercer County play in the community’s labor force, business creation, and STEM innovation. Between 2014 and 2019 the Mercer County population decreased by […]

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Princeton Welcomes Immigrants

In January of 2014,  the Human Services Commission in Princeton established an Immigration Subcommittee to coordinate outreach and services to low-income immigrant residents. This paper summarizes the steps taken by Princeton to earn the title of “Welcoming Community” by Welcoming America, a national movement to build more inclusive communities. Princeton was the first community in […]

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American Immigration Council publishes fact sheet on immigration in New Jersey

  New Jersey has a large community of immigrants, many of whom hail from India. Nearly one-quarter of the state’s population was born in another country, while one in six residents is a native-born U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent. Foreign-born residents are vital to New Jersey’s workforce across sectors. For example, immigrants […]

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Report Examines the Economic Impact of Immigrants in Middlesex County

The Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Einstein’s Alley have released a report on the impact of immigration on the economy of Middlesex County. Prepared under a “Gateways for Growth” grant from New American Economy to the NJ Business Immigration Coalition, the report details the positive contributions that immigrants make to the county’s economy. […]

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Immigrant Small Business Ownership is a Cornerstone of New Jersey’s Economy

In this report, the author discusses the economic impact and demographic makeup of immigrant-owned small businesses in New Jersey. While immigrants constitute slightly more than one-fifth (22 percent) of New Jersey’s population, they make up almost half (47 percent) of its Main Street business owners. The article also discusses the racial, ethnic and educational composition […]

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