America was built by Dreamers. At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it is part of our mission to promote prosperity and economic growth through the defense of the free enterprise system. A key component of the free enterprise system is the freedom of individuals to pursue their own path going as far as their talents and hard work will take them. To withdraw the right of these individuals to study and work and to deport them to countries they do not know is contrary to fundamental American principles and the best interests of America.


Congress must find a solution or the American economy and our communities will feel the loss.


Congress is the only branch of government that has the authority to truly solve this vexing problem. They have the opportunity to address this issue by passing legislation that provides Dreamers with permanent relief from deportation. Congress must find a solution or the American economy and our communities will feel the loss.

Listen to a Dreamer’s testimony

On November 15, 2017, the Chamber hosted a press conference convening IBM, FWD.us, and an American Dreamer with our message to urge Congress to protect the hundreds of thousands of people who have become integral part of our community and economy. Watch the press conference below to hear more about what DACA means to the American economy.