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Immigrant Program Slated for Feb. 21

PERTH AMBOY, NJ — On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Wilda Diaz, Mayor of the City of Perth Amboy and NJUMA President, elected officials, business and labor leaders call attention to the contributions of immigrants in the state and the critical need for immigration reform.

A partner of the American Farm Bureau Federation, New American Economy, has released a mapping of the impact of immigrants in all fifty states, all 435 Congressional Districts, and 50 metro areas. Map the Impact features sector-specific data and quantifies every locality’s foreign-born population, tax contributions, spending power, home ownership, and voting power, among other items.

On New Jersey, Map the Impact shows:

  • There are nearly 2 million foreign-born residents in New Jersey
  • Nearly 40% of Fortune 500 companies in New Jersey are founded by immigrants or their children
  • There are over 120,000 immigrant entrepreneurs and immigrant owned companies have over 270,000 employees
  • In 2014,the foreign-born residents in New Jersey earned paid $19.6 billion in taxes, and held $54.6 billion in spending power

Visit Map the Impact for state, city, and district information that will help leaders grasp the influence of immigrants in America.

WHEN:        Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:      City Hall Council Chambers, 260 High Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

More information can be found at


About New American Economy

New American Economy (NAE) brings together more than 500 Republican, Democratic and Independent mayors and business leaders who support immigration reforms that will help create jobs for Americans today. NAE members include mayors of more than 35 million people nationwide and business leaders of companies that generate more than $1.5 trillion and employ more than 4 million people across all sectors of the economy, from Agriculture to Aerospace, Hospitality to High Tech and Media to Manufacturing. Learn more at

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