Economic Opportunity

New Immigration Rule Will Have Chilling Effect on New Jersey’s Mixed-Status Families

New “Trump Rule” will restrict immigration by making family income and potential use of assistance programs a central consideration.

Working with ICE: A Costly Choice for New Jersey

New Jersey’s cooperation with ICE comes with real costs to local governments, immigrant communities, and the broader economy.

New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Set to Increase by 25 Cents

The new minimum wage of $8.85 remains insufficient for workers, businesses, and the economy.

Higher Ed: A Decade of Cuts and Tuition Hikes

A decade of cuts to higher education threaten access and equity for New Jersey families.

Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 is Critical to Growing New Jersey’s Economy

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour will boost the pay of 1 million workers – but not if the Legislature stalls