Immigrants paid $19.6 billion in Taxes in New Jersey in 2014.

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Patricia Campos Medina, President LUPEPAC at immigrants impact forum in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
NJ leaders explained immigrants' positive economic impact at a forum in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz speaking at a forum highlighting immigrants contribution to the US economy.

By Patricia Campos Medina, President LUPE PAC, patriciaLUPEPACPres@gmail.com

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 called attention to the contributions of immigrants in the state and the critical need for immigration reform.

Audience during the presentation about the positive impact immigrants have on the US economy.
Audience during the presentation about the positive impact immigrants have on the US economy.

About New Jersey, Map the Impact shows:
· There are nearly 2 million foreign-born residents in New Jersey
· 40% of Fortune 500 companies in NJ  were founded by immigrants or their children
· There are over 120,000 immigrant entrepreneurs and companies with over 270,000 employees
· In 2014, the foreign-born residents in New Jersey paid $19.6 billion in taxes, and had $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.
More information can be found www.NewAmericanEconomy.org

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