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

LetterJul 24, 2018 - 5:00pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee ahead of the markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 4:45pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security ahead of the Subcommittee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

LetterJun 27, 2018 - 12:15pm

Key Vote - H.R. 6136, the "Goodlatte II" Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 6136, the "Goodlatte II" Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.

LetterJun 21, 2018 - 5:15pm

Relief for Over One Million Dreamers in H.R. 6136 is Great for States

Conservative estimates suggest that H.R. 6136, the "Border Security and Immigration Reform Act," would provide permanent relief from deportation for 1.15 million Dreamers. These individuals have grown up in our communities, attended our schools, and are Americans in every way except on paper.

LetterJun 21, 2018 - 12:45pm

The Cuts to Legal Immigration in H.R. 4760 Are Bad News for States

H.R. 4760, the "Securing America's Future Act of 2018," would dramatically reduce legal immigration into the United States.

LetterJun 20, 2018 - 2:15pm

FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup tomorrow of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

LetterJun 19, 2018 - 11:45am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 4760, the "Securing America's Future Act of 2018," and the "Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to H.R. 4760, the "Securing America's Future Act of 2018” and in support of the "Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018."

Above the FoldJun 19, 2018 - 10:45am
Tom Donohue

Separating Children from Families Must End Now

Thousands of children are being forcibly removed from their parents by our government. This is not who we are.

LetterJun 13, 2018 - 4:30pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

LetterJun 06, 2018 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to House of Representatives on Immigration Reform

This letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of immigration reform.