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  1. Immigrants Account for $80 Billion a Year in Economic Contribution to New Jersey

    In a recent article, “Immigrants in New Jersey: A Demographic and Economic Profile for the Midterms Elections,” contributing reporter Maria Frausto of the American Immigration Council writes that “[j]ust weeks before the midterm elections in New Jersey, immigration policy has emerged as a top issue for voters.” Frausto notes that while “the political rhetoric on immigration may overlook important nuances about the complexity of this issue, it remains READ MORE READ MORE

  2. Best Practices for ICE Audits When It Comes to Form I-9

    Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member with Norris McLaughlin, P.A., and Chair of its Immigration Practice Group, was pleased to present “How to Handle Form I-9 When Hiring and After” today, a free seminar for all human resource professionals, business owners, compliance officers, administrators, and management at organizations and companies in every industry of every size.  He taught the audience how to complete the I-9 process correctly to avoid getting audited READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Legal Marijuana “Next Door” in Canada Off Limits Here in the United States

    Today, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use with the enactment of Canadian House Government Bill C-45. READ MORE

  4. Driver’s Licenses for 466,000 New Jersey Undocumented Immigrants Closer to Reality?

    Driver’s Licenses for New Jersey’s undocumented immigrants may have moved a step closer to reality.  In a September interview on NJ 101.5, New Jersey’s Senate President Steve Sweeney endorsed the idea—which was integral in advancing any legislative measure.  While Sweeney did not support any specific legislation, Nicholas Pugliese, staff writer for the Record’s Trenton Bureau, reported that the legislation at the center of the debate in Trenton READ MORE READ MORE

  5. Less Than Half New Jersey Undocumented Immigrant Students Approved for College and University Financial Aid

    In May, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed off on legislation that extended financial aid to many undocumented immigrants in New Jersey.  READ MORE