Archive | Position Statements

The members of the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition have reached agreement on several areas of immigration policy which are detailed on this page.

The Coalition urges passage of immigration policy reforms to improve the quality of healthcare in New Jersey

February 15, 2024:  Immigrants are vital to New Jersey’s healthcare system. They make up 32% of all healthcare positions in the state, including 37% of physicians and surgeons, 32% of registered nurses, and on the lower end of the occupational spectrum, a majority (54%) of home healthcare workers. Without the supply of immigrants, workforce shortages […]

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The NJ Business Immigration Coalition recommends policy changes to maintain American leadership in attracting international students and scholars

August 1, 2023, Plainsboro, New Jersey — The ability of U.S. colleges and universities to recruit top student talent from around the world is one of the least appreciated achievements of both the American educational system and the American economy. Although most students return to their countries of origin, a significant number qualify for temporary […]

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Coalition recommends a series of reforms to increase employment-based immigration

Approved on February 16, 2023 Controlling the number of immigrants allowed into the United States has been a feature of U.S. immigration policy since 1924 — the year that the “National Origins Quota System” became the law of the land. Not only was the overall number of immigrants restricted, but also discriminatory caps were placed […]

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Coalition urges passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Recognizing the critical need for immigrant labor to expand crop production in the U.S. and to keep food prices down, the NJ Business Immigration Coalition endorses passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Bill.  Enjoying broad bipartisan support, the bill has already passed in the House of Representatives and awaits approval in the Senate. The bill […]

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Coalition Argues that the Lack of Action by Congress on the DACA Program Has Serious Consequences for the New Jersey Business Community

PLAINSBORO, NJ,  August 1, 2022 — With the courts likely to declare the 10-year-old, Obama-era DACA program unconstitutional, the future of more than 800,000 young people brought to America as children looks bleak unless Congress reaches some sort of bipartisan accord to regularize their status. DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of these young people […]

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Coalition Urges Passage of the Immigration Provisions in the America Competes Act

The members of the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition wish to express their views regarding the conference consideration of H.R. 4521, The America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength (COMPETES) Act of 2022 and S. 1260, the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). We applaud the House and Senate for taking […]

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Coalition Releases 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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