We Stand with Dreamers

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.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseNov 12, 2019 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Supreme Court's DACA Hearing

“It is extremely disappointing that we’ve reached a point where Congress has left the future of hundreds of thousands of young people to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. Stripping DACA recipients of their ability to legally live and work in the country will harm them, their employers, their families, and their communities," said Bradley.

Letters to CongressJun 03, 2019 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 6, “American Dream and Promise Act of 2019"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives supporting H.R. 6, the "American Dream and Promise Act of 2019."

Press ReleaseMar 06, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement for the Record on House Judiciary Committee Hearing Entitled “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement for the record in anticipation of today’s hearing entitled “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients” being held in the House Judiciary Committee...

Above the FoldJan 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Dream sign in front of the Capitol.

Breaking the Stalemate on Immigration

Both sides can agree—our immigration system is broken and in desperate need of reform.

Above the FoldJan 14, 2019 - 1:30pm
U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue delivering the 2019 State of American Business address.

Keeping Up the Economic Momentum in 2019

We look forward to working with all our leaders to keep our country on the path to greater prosperity.