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.

Ending DACA would be a nightmare for Dreamers. A nightmare for businesses. A nightmare for America’s economy.

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

LetterJun 06, 2018 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to House of Representatives on Immigration Reform


The time has come for the House of Representatives to pass bipartisan legislation that provides permanent relief for Dreamers and institutes much needed improvements to our nation’s border security. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is encouraged by the ongoing discussions in the House to bring legislation to the floor for a vote.

Above the FoldApr 23, 2018 - 12:45pm
Nejvi Bejko, a Michigan State University graduate, is living her dream as an assistant manager of a growing small business fashion brand, MM.LaFleur.

‘I Actually Existed’: How One DREAMer’s Career Hopes are Turning into a Nightmare.

Fashion was always in Nejvi Bejko’s future. Facing the prospect of being deported from the country she calls home and the family she’s built here was something she never thought she would have to worry about.

Press ReleaseFeb 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Immigration State-Of-Play in Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding the Senate’s debate on immigration reform:

Above the FoldFeb 05, 2018 - 9:00am
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building

Time for Commonsense Immigration Reform

The long-simmering immigration debate has erupted in recent weeks into a fierce political fight that could determine the fates of nearly a million people living and working in the U.S. It also has enormous implications for the strength of our workforce, the health of our economy, and the future of legal immigration in America. The U.S.

Above the FoldNov 16, 2017 - 12:45pm
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From Dream Job to Possible Deportation, a DREAMer Confronts the Unknown

Kimberly Schwartz has always been a planner.

Her dresser drawers are filled with notebooks sketching out every detail of her life’s dreams. And then there are the notebooks with counterplans in case those plans don’t pan out. And the notebooks with plans to back up those backup plans.