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Immigration

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.

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.

For more information, visit the Chamber's immigration policy website, Making Immigration Work.

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Our Position

America cannot compete and win in a global economy without the world's best talent, hardest workers, or biggest dreamers. An outdated and inefficient U.S. immigration system has created too many barriers for individuals seeking the opportunity to work hard and contribute to our economy. If they can't put their dreams to work here--creating growth, driving productivity, attracting investment, and spurring innovation--they will do so in the economies of our competitors.

The United States needs immigrants. They bring entrepreneurial energy that creates jobs for all who live in America. They help fill gaps and labor shortages in our workforce, which in turn protects American jobs

To help advance reform, the Chamber 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. 

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E.g., 09/02/2015
Comment
Re: OMB Control Number 1615-0092
USCIS
Docket ID USCIS-2007-0023
Changes to E-Verify through the Paperwork Reduction Act form change process
80 Federal Register 32408 (June 8, 2015)
 
3 weeks 5 days ago
Comment
Re: OMB Control Number 1615-0092
USCIS
Docket ID USCIS-2007-0023
Changes to E-Verify through the Paperwork Reduction Act form change process
80 Federal Register 32408 (June 8, 2015)
 
3 weeks 5 days ago
Above the Fold
EB-5 Graphic Art
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Slated to expire soon, the program has generated more than $5 billion dollars in foreign investment into the United States since 2005.

4 weeks 1 day ago
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a report entitled, "Restructuring the U.S. Immigration System to Increase Security and Promote Economic Growth," analyzing in detail the problems with America's broken immigration system.

1 month 5 days ago
Above the Fold
Donald Trump
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Whether or not it would be "easy" to build such a wall misses the point. What matters is that it wouldn't solve our immigration problems.

1 month 1 week ago

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