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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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(VIDEO) Opening the International Talent and Labor Pipeline: Strategies for Reforming American Immigration Policy to Advance New Jersey’s Economy

How can immigration policy promote economic recovery and growth in New Jersey? What is the current state of play in Washington on immigration reform? How can we revive a bipartisan consensus on immigration? These were some of the questions addressed by panelists at an event on April 30, 2021, organized by the NJ Business Immigration […]

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(PODCAST) Wall Street Journal Podcast Discusses how the Trump Administration’s Ban on Foreign Workers Harmed the American Economy

In 2020, President Trump sharply curtailed most new visas for foreign workers, including those in the H-1B, H-2B and J categories, arguing unemployed Americans would take those jobs instead. But as WSJ’s Alicia Caldwell explains, even with high unemployment, many of those positions were left unfilled, American workers were laid off in the process, and […]

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(VIDEO) NJBIA Presentation Reviews the current status of the H-1B Program and prospects for change in the Biden administration

The NJ Business and Industry Association, a member of the NJ Business Immigration Coalition, sponsored an online briefing on immigration policy at a meeting of its Human Resource Council on February 4. Two experienced immigration lawyers, Neil Dornbaum and Kathleen Peregoy, from the Roseland-based law firm of Connell Foley, reviewed actions taken by the Trump […]

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New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition Releases Set of Principles for Immigration Reform

NEWS RELEASE February 2, 2021 PLAINSBORO, NJ —  A newly formed coalition of New Jersey business groups committed to bipartisan immigration reform has weighed in on aspects of the Biden administration’s immigration reform legislative package. Although the content of “The Citizenship Act of 2021” is currently available only in summary form (the full text of […]

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The New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition Comments on the Biden Administration’s Proposed Immigration Legislation

February 1, 2021, Plainsboro, New Jersey— Representing major business organizations in the State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition commends the new Biden administration for its intention to work together with members of Congress to achieve effective and bipartisan immigration policy reform. The Coalition views lawful immigration as a powerful tool for economic recovery […]

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