Immigration

Commonsense immigration reform would boost economic growth, create jobs, and spur innovation and entrepreneurship. And it would renew America's legacy of being an open and welcoming country where anyone who works hard can achieve his or her dreams.

Throughout our history, America has had the opportunity to grow and thrive because we have attracted and welcomed the most talented and the hardest working people to our shores. But today our immigration system is broken and failing to meet the needs of our society, our economy, our businesses, and our workers.

To help advance reform, the Chamber's Employment Policy division is a leader in a broad coalition of supporters that spans industries and includes labor, law enforcement, the faith-based community, and ethnic organizations. The Chamber is leading the charge for commonsense reforms that include:

  • Green card reform and implementation of temporary worker programs for high-skilled and lesser-skilled workers including those in the agriculture industry;
  • A national employment verification system that is workable for employers;
  • Improved enforcement to protect our borders while facilitating the flow of trade and travel;
  • And a tough but fair process for the 11 million undocumented people who are living in our country today to earn a legal status.

Though there may be several different approaches to fix our system, meaningful and lasting reform can only be achieved through bipartisan legislation. 

Recent Activity

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...

Press ReleaseFeb 15, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on National Emergency Declaration

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on the prospect of a national emergency declaration by the president: "As long-time proponents of both immigration reform and greater border security, the Chamber shares in the frustration about the lack of legislative progress on both issues.

ArticleFeb 12, 2019 - 3:15pm

How Marriott is Combating Human Trafficking.

Marriott International is committed to make 750,000+ hotel workers and 6,900 properties a part of the fight to combat modern slavery.

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 16, 2019 - 12:15pm
Central American refugees and asylum seekers walk along a road in Tapachula, Mexico.

Concerned about Immigration and the Border? Then Help the Northern Triangle.

The bipartisan support for Colombia can be a model for enhancing border security.

Press ReleaseJan 10, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue: Preserve, Strengthen, and Expand the American Dream

Immigration, Infrastructure, Trade, and Corporate Governance Top 2019 Agenda Alongside Call for Bipartisanship

Above the FoldJan 10, 2019 - 9:15am
State of American Business 2019

State of American Business 2019 Live Blog

President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.

SpeechJan 10, 2019 - 9:00am
State of American Business Speech Cover - As prepared for delivery

2019 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2019.

LetterJan 08, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Ending the Shutdown and Reopening the Federal Government

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: