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.

If Congress doesn’t act, starting on March 5, an average of 1,000 individuals a day will lose the ability to legally work and be subject to deportation. 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.


If Congress doesn’t act, starting on March 5, an average of 1,000 individuals a day will lose the ability to legally work and be subject to deportation. 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.

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

 

If action is not taken by Congress, beginning on March 5, an average of 1,000 individuals a day will lose their ability to legally work and be subject to deportation to a country they have never known. That will happen every day for two years.  It is up to Congress to act in order for these individuals to keep contributing to America’s workforce and economy.

 


Learn more about the U.S. Chamber’s stance on DACA here.


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.

Listen to a Dreamer’s testimony

Recent Activity

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.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Dreamer entrepreneur Javier Velazquez, Co-Founder of Uproot Online, speaks at the U.S. Chamber.

The Clock is Ticking, and the Dreamers Can’t Wait

From the outside Dreamers don’t seem different than anyone else living in the United States. They look, sound, and act like other Americans. They went to elementary school and high school here. Some joined the military. Others got jobs or started businesses. They are part of the fabric of their local communities and the country.

Above the FoldOct 02, 2017 - 9:00am
The U.S. Chamber urges Congress to protect the young immigrants known as Dreamers.

Clock Is Ticking for DACA Solution

Congress faces a jam-packed legislative schedule this fall, and President Trump recently added a major item to the to-do list when he rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Above the FoldSep 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Providing Legislative Relief for DACA Recipients: Just Do It

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce was disappointed when President Trump decided to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.