Archive | News & Opinion

The Coalition highlights selected news and opinion pieces that contribute to the dialogue on immigration issues. We do not necessarily endorse the views of the authors.

(OPINION) Trump’s Chinese nickname fulfilled its promise — and international students suffered

“We respect the choice of the American people,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. “We congratulate Mr. Biden and Ms. Harris.” Coming nearly a week after the Biden-Harris ticket won, China was one of the last global superpowers to recognize the incoming administration. Parting with President Donald Trump’s administration must be, in a certain […]

Learn More

(NEWS) Silicon Valley eager for Biden to reverse Trump visa rules

…The Trump administration announced new immigration rules last month designed to make it more difficult for skilled workers to acquire visas. The rules tighten requirements for employers who hire workers on H-1B visas, which are set aside for skilled workers, particularly in the technology field. TechNet, a group of industry executives from companies like Amazon, Apple, […]

Learn More

(NEWS) Immigrants Create More Jobs Than They Take

One of the more common arguments against immigration is that immigrants are said to take jobs from locals. If they don’t physically take jobs from them, the added workers in the labor market drive down wages, so natives get lower income as a result. However it plays out, immigrants are bad for the job prospects of locals. At […]

Learn More

(OPINION) A Biden Immigration Policy: New Hope For Immigrants And Businesses

Joe Biden is the next president of the United States. Unless Democrats win two runoff elections in Georgia, Biden may not have a Democratic majority in the Senate, making ambitious immigration legislation more challenging. Despite that, Joe Biden will have an opportunity to enact significant changes to U.S. immigration policy. Legal Immigration: By 2021, Donald […]

Learn More

(OPINION) Future of immigrant entrepreneurship hinges on the next U.S. president

The outcome of Tuesday’s US presidential election could have a monumental impact on how foreign-born founders and employees view the country’s venture capital ecosystem. Many in the industry feel that the raft of immigration restrictions imposed by the Trump administration has hampered opportunity among immigrant entrepreneurs. But if Joe Biden captures the White House, those concerns […]

Learn More

(NEWS) Murphy signs law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain professional licenses

Immigrants without legal status can now obtain professional and occupational licenses in New Jersey as long as they meet all other requirements under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Murphy. In a virtual signing ceremony broadcast live on Facebook, Murphy said the bill prohibits lawful presence in the United States as a qualification […]

Learn More

(OPINION) A Growing Immigration Divide: Trump and Biden stake out opposite ends of a complex issue — leaving a vacuum in the middle

In 2016, Donald Trump made immigration restrictions a signature campaign issue, one that drew a core group of passionate voters. Since becoming president, Trump has pursued policies aimed at significantly reducing immigration—especially in the months after Covid-19 arrived on our shores. Yet some voters, polls show, have balked at his more draconian measures, which should […]

Learn More