The MidJersey Chamber of Commerce, continuing its campaign to provide information on the benefits of reforming the country’s policy in immigration, will host its breakfast forum on Friday, December 13, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village. Cost: $40. For information or to register visit www.midjerseychamber.org.
Panelists include Gordon MacInnes, former New Jersey senator and assemblyman and current president of New Jersey Policy Perspective; William Keep, dean of the School of Business at the College of New Jersey; Tralonne Shorter, senior policy associate for racial justice and civil rights at the YWCA USA; Geoff O’Hara, executive director, eastern region of U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Ankur Vaidya, president-elect of the Federation of Indian Associations of Tri-State Area and vice president of South Asian Community Reach.
The moderator for the panel is Ryan Lilienthal Stark, right, a Mapleton Road-based attorney who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. U.S. 1 told the story of Lilienthal’s commitment to immigration reform in the December 4 issue, noting that the event would be held Thursday, December 12. In fact, the event will be Friday, December 13.
The MidJersey Chamber maintains that “immigrants are an integral part of New Jersey’s history and diverse economy. Over 28 percent of New Jersey business owners are immigrants. Immigrants contribute as much as $288 billion to the state’s economy annually. Comprehensive immigration reform can spur new job creation, bolster consumer demand, and increase job opportunities in the state.”