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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Border Chaos and the Failure of Congress to Enact Long-Overdue Immigration Reform

Blog Post, Nicholas V. Montalto, Chair, Steering Committee, NJ Business Immigration Coalition… Any effort to reform the legal immigration system seems stalled or blocked pending resolution of the southern border problem. What some people on the left don’t seem to appreciate is that there are large numbers of people who are prepared to exploit our […]

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(VIDEO) Exploring the Vital Role of Immigrants in the New Jersey Health Care Sector

In a special program on December 5, 2023, the Coalition took an in-depth look at the role of immigrants in the healthcare sector. New Jersey greatly benefits from the labor and skills of immigrants, who make up almost 30% of all healthcare positions in the state, including 41% if physicians, 30.2% of surgeons, and 29.7% […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) Immigrant Workers and the State’s Healthcare System

By Rebekah Schhroeder, November 29, 2023 The Garden State Immigration Policy Institute, an ongoing collaboration between the NJBIA and the New Jersey Business Immigration Coalition, measures the impact of immigrant labor on the state’s healthcare industry with “Exploring the Vital Role of Immigrants in the New Jersey Health Care Sector,” a free webinar on Tuesday, […]

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Study from the Bipartisan Policy Center attempts to measure the positive economic impact of legislation to clear the green card backlog that has grown to an estimated 7.6 million individuals

Using federal data, this study estimates that a total of 7.6 million individuals sit in employment- and family-based green card backlogs. Going back decades, such backlogs have grown in recent years, due to factors ranging from restrictive Trump era policies to agency understaffing to demand outstripping supply (in the case of family-based petitions). These backlogs […]

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(OPINION) Michael Bloomberg Urges Biden and Congress to Fix the Immigration Crisis in Our Cities

Our long-broken immigration system has now become a full-blown crisis with the collapse of the asylum process. The Biden administration has failed to address the steep price many cities are paying for a system they didn’t create and borders the cities don’t control. The White House ought to recognize the political damage the crisis will […]

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(OPINION) Looking for an immigration bill that can pass? It’s health care

In a surprise turn of events this month, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) derailed a Judiciary Committee hearing on banned books to talk about immigration. His calls were promptly echoed by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.). Despite this bipartisan signaling, the Senate Judiciary hasn’t marked up a single immigration bill in years. With border issues, parole and DACA firmly […]

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