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(BLOG POST) Reopening Doors to International Students and Scholars

Guest Blog Post, Elizabeth A. Gill, Director of International Employment and Immigration, Montclair State University International students and scholars are undeniably vital to the cultural and economic life of the United States. The Institute of International Education found that the United States hosted 914,095 international students and 85,538 scholars in the 2020-2021 academic year. In […]

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(BLOG POST) The U.S. Doesn’t Have a Labor Shortage, It Has an Immigration Shortfall

Guest Blog Post, Manu Smadja, CEO of MPOWER Financing This past June, the U.S. reached a tipping point: the number of open jobs surpassed the number of people looking for work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover report, there were 10.1 million job openings, the highest level since record-keeping began in […]

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The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition Publishes 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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(BLOG POST) Immigrants Keep New Jersey Growing

Guest Blog Post, Tim Evans, Director of Research, New Jersey Future. Immigrants constitute an increasingly crucial aspect of the state’s economic, social, and cultural fabrics. Almost one out of every four New Jerseyans (23.4%) was born in another country,[1]the second-highest foreign-born percentage among the 50 states (California is first, at 26.7%), making New Jersey a […]

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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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New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Industry Struggles with Worker Shortages

Legal but temporary immigrant workers, sometimes called “guest workers,” have become an important component of the nation’s immigration system. A recent report found that their numbers have grown from roughly 300,000 in 1990 to more than 1.4 million in 2017, and are grouped into 36 different legal classifications — one of which is the H-2B […]

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