Rutgers student assembly endorses the DREAM act

During last Thursday’s full-body meeting, RUSA took a definitive step toward their goal to support undocumented students by passing legislation entitled “Resolution to Endorse The DREAM Act and Call for the Extension of the Temporary Protected Status Program.” “As an assembly, it’s important that we continue to show support for every individual that’s a part […]

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NJ used to have more immigration than today

James Hughes, a Rutgers University professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, said New Jersey’s broad diversity is nothing new. At the start of the 19th Century, more than 25 percent of the state’s population was foreign-born. Back then, most immigrants were either from Italy, Germany or Ireland. But today […]

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Only 2 NJ towns don’t have any immigrants

According to James Hughes, a Rutgers University professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, immigrants made up more than 25 percent of the Garden State’s population at the beginning of the 20th Century. NJ1015.com, June 26, 2017

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Slow-growing metro Philly falls to No. 7 nationally

Although residents have moved out, nearly 50,000 immigrants came to the city of Philadelphia in the same time period – and their numbers, experts said, are what counterbalance other losses, as in other Eastern cities. “What’s keeping us from declining, for the most part, is immigration from abroad,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the […]

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STEM grad glut, but 1000s of ‘US workers are being replaced by foreign labor’

Dr. Hal Salzman, Rutgers University professor of the E.J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, explained the current situation to the assembled Senators. Reviewing the evidence about the STEM workforce supply, Dr. Salzman provided a number of important points. A glut of American graduates exist was the first point. “Overall, our colleges and universities […]

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Register Today: Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? March 12 in Washington, DC

Are more graduates and guestworkers needed? The ongoing debate about these issues, and congressional high-skill immigration proposals, will be discussed at the National Academies by some of the key researchers and policy analysts examining these issues. As Congress considers comprehensive immigration legislation, little attention has been focused upon the labor market impacts of the STEM guestworker […]

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