NJ Business Immigration 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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(BLOG POST) How do we continue to attract entrepreneurial immigrants?

Guest blog post:  James Barrood, Founder & CEO of Innovation+ It’s amazing how often immigrants are at the heart of the stories that represent America at its best: at its most hard-working, creative, entrepreneurial and hopeful. A month after the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Queens, I still can’t get over the passion and skill […]

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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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Study analyzes 200,000 congressional speeches and 5,000 presidential communications related to immigration since 1880 and finds that political speech on the subject has become more positive, but also more polarized

As a nation of immigrants, the United States has a complicated history of immigration that is both celebrated and deplored. Resistance to newcomers has been central to public discourse, but there has been a rise in pro-immigration attitudes over the past century. According to Gallup, 77% of Americans answered that immigration was a good thing in […]

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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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Report finds that 64% of “unicorn” companies, i.e. privately held, start-up companies valued at $1 billion or more, were founded by immigrants or their children

This study examines the pivotal role played by immigrants in founding “unicorn” companies, defined as privately-held, start-up companies valued at $1 billion or more. Immigrants founded more than half (319 of 582, or 55%) of these companies. The number rises to nearly two-thirds (64%) when adding companies founded by the children of immigrants. Interestingly, there […]

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After convening a series of stakeholder meetings to discuss needed reforms to the U.S. employment-based immigration system, the Bipartisan Policy Center publishes a report detailing its findings

This report summarizes conclusions drawn from discussions of stakeholders in the immigration debate convened by the Bipartisan Policy Center in 2021 and 2022. Stakeholders representing business, labor, and immigrant advocates were tasked with discussing possible reforms to the employment-based immigration system — both for high-skilled and lesser-skilled immigrants.  There were many areas of agreement, including: the […]

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