For decades, the state of New Jersey has exerted a powerful draw on immigrants coming to the United States. From the 1960s to the 1990s, New Jersey was one of seven states that as a group attracted between 60 to 75 percent of all the immigrants arriving in America each year. Today, New Jersey is home to almost 2 million foreign-born residents. That means that more than one in five New Jersey residents, or 21.7 percent, are foreign-born. In only two other states, California and New York, is a higher share of the population made up of immigrants.
New American Economy brings together more than 500 mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today. More…
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