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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 Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits 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

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Immigration Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

Immigration Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions  

Press ReleaseApr 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Procurement and Visa Executive Order

WASHINGINTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s Executive Order related to procurement and H-1B visas:  

Above the FoldApr 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
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1500 Economists Agree. Let's Modernize the Immigration System for the Good of Our Economy.

Six Nobel Prize winners see fixing our broken system represents an opportunity to our economy.