New Jersey Has Become Magnet for Immigrants

March 10, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On March 10, 2001, The New York Times reported that "among the most vivid threads in the New Jersey census figures are stark figures on the diversification of the suburbs around the state and particularly here in the boom belt across the narrow middle of the state, where new names and faces from abroad have moved [in]...The blizzard of numbers from the census tell of a new kind of immigrant, the educated, high-achieving striver who...puts down roots here in Middlesex County, within commuting distance of the electronics, pharmaceutical and medical care industries of central New Jersey."