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.

(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 […]

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(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 […]

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(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 […]

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(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 […]

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(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 […]

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(NEWS) New Jersey to allow Professional and Occupational Licensing Regardless of Immigration Status

Last week, the New Jersey Assembly sent legislation to Governor Phil Murphy’s desk that would prohibit the state’s professional and occupational licensing agencies from requiring applicants to establish lawful presence in the United States as a condition of obtaining a professional or occupational license. Gov. Murphy is expected to sign the bill into law according to his spokesperson, Alyana […]

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(OPINION) Why the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is Suing the Trump Administration

Over the past few weeks, the Trump administration has decided to close the door to engineers, executives, information technology experts, doctors, nurses and others who come to the United States on work visas. It has attempted to ban international students from attending American colleges and universities that hold classes virtually in the fall. And it […]

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