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(NEWS RELEASE) NJ Business Immigration Coalition Honors Immigrant Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in New Jersey

Trenton, NJ (Sept. 13, 2022) – The NJ Business Immigration Coalition will honor the winners of the 9thAnnual New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneurs awards at the HOLA Expo and Conference of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce on September 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Maritime Parc in Liberty State Park, Jersey City. As New […]

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(NEWS RELEASE) Continued 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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(VIDEO) The Role of Immigration in Easing Labor Shortages in New Jersey

This inaugural virtual event of the Garden State Immigration Policy Institute, a joint project of the NJ Business Immigration Coalition and the NJ Business and Industry Association, was held on June 16, 2022. The purpose of the event was to unravel the connection between immigration policy and labor shortages, understand the immigrant needs of specific industries […]

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NJ Business Immigration 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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(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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