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The love story of two Irish immigrants is a lesson on America | Opinion

This is a sad story with a happy ending. It is a story of a young Irish girl who came to America — under a cloud of suspicion to some, but a savior to her family. She came in steerage, sick to her stomach.   It is also a story of a young Irish lad who was placed...

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...

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...

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

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...

Immigrant influx is helping to fill an economic gap in New Jersey

“New Jersey has always been an immigration destination,” said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. “That goes back to the first wave of immigrants from Europe well over 100 years ago.” NJ101.5.com, April...

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