Vineeta Kapahi

Vineeta Kapahi, Policy Analyst, works on issues related to immigrants' rights and economic security. She has worked alongside immigrant communities as a social worker, organizer, and researcher for nearly a decade.

In the summer of 2019, Vineeta served as NJPP's Kathleen Crotty Fellow, where she authored a landmark report on the benefits of expanding New Jersey's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Prior to that, she was the Manager of Policy and Volunteer Engagement at Womankind, a nonprofit organization that addresses gender-based violence.

Vineeta completed her undergraduate studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock and Rice University and holds master’s degrees from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers.

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Building a More Immigrant Inclusive Tax Code: Expanding the EITC to ITIN Filers

Expanding the EITC to ITIN filers will boost the take home pay of thousands of workers and strengthen New Jersey’s economy.

DACA Decision is Great News for DREAMers and the Garden State

While today’s decision provides temporary relief to many New Jersey residents, there is much more to be done, both by the federal government and here at home.

Unemployment Insurance Taxes Paid by Undocumented Workers Top $1 Billion

Since 2010, undocumented workers in New Jersey have contributed more than $1.36 billion in unemployment insurance taxes, but have not received any unemployment relief.

Prosperity for All: Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit for Childless Workers

Three ways to expand and strengthen New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).