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 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 CongressOct 30, 2019 - 12:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

This Hill letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.

EventOct 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
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Talent Forward 2019

REGISTER TODAY Register to attend Talent Forward 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's national workforce conference, where education and workforce experts from across the country convene to discuss the future of talent and the future of work.

EventSep 24, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:30am
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Countering Human Trafficking

The fight against human trafficking depends on business and government working together. Please join us on September 24 as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts an event highlighting the key role businesses play in preventing human trafficking. The event will feature top experts from government, the private sector, and the transportation industry, who will discuss best practices.

Letters to CongressSep 20, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of Labor

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions supporting Eugene Scalia to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

ArticleAug 26, 2019 - 5:15pm

International Students Increasingly Taking Their Talents to Foreign Shores

Our immigration policies sorely need updating to ensure that the U.S. remains the number one destination for the leaders of tomorrow.

Press ReleaseJul 23, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Encourages House to Provide Opportunity for Venezuelans to Legally Work and Remain in U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today in advance of the U.S. House of Representatives voting on H.R.