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 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:

LetterFeb 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Key Vote Alert!- H.R. 2579, Intended Vehicle for Immigration Reform

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the Senate in support of H.R. 2579, the intended vehicle for immigration legislation.

ArticleFeb 05, 2018 - 1:15pm

How Walmart Is Combating Human Trafficking

Walmart believes that all people deserve safe, healthy, working conditions and is fighting human trafficking.

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

Time for Commonsense Immigration Reform

Leaders in Washington must find common ground and take steps towards an immigration system that will serve our economy.

Press ReleaseJan 30, 2018 - 10:30pm

U.S. Chamber’s Donohue Comments on 2018 State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address:

Above the FoldJan 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Donald Trump 2017 Special Address to Joint Session of Congress

What We’re Watching: State of the Union 2018

The U.S. Chamber will be listening intently to see what the administration aims to achieve this year.

In the NewsJan 17, 2018 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce to push Trump, Congress to raise the gas tax to fund infrastructure

The story previews the Chamber’s proposal, which will recommend increasing the gas tax by 25 cents over 5 years, encouraging additional private investments in infrastructure projects, streamlining the permitting process, and growing the workforce.