Whats on the Line?
Our new report, “What’s on the Line” examines the costs of inaction on immigration reform in New Jersey in terms of economic activity and job creation.
This report builds on economic research by Regional Economic Models, Inc. (or “REMI”) on the economic impacts of key components of the Senate immigration package, including a path to legal status and eventual citizenship and reforms to high-skilled and lower-skilled visa programs.
The most important finding of the “What’s on the Line” report is this: for every month our Representatives continue to delay immigration reform, it costs New Jersey $149 million in economic activity and 1,595 jobs.
This equates to $4.9 million in economic activity and 52 jobs for every day of delay examines the costs of inaction on immigration reform in New Jersey in terms of economic activity and job creation.
This is a steep price for small businesses and local economies to pay for inaction by Congress.
Small business owners are coming together across party lines to support economy-boosting immigration reform. It’s time for our members of Congress to do the same. It’s time to say yes to economy-boosting immigration reform – and get the job done.
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