America has grown and thrived because we attract and welcome the hardest working and most talented people to our shores. They come here to pursue their dreams and build their lives. However, today’s immigration system falls far short of meeting the needs of our society, our economy, our businesses, and our workers. The U.S. Chamber works for smart immigration policy reforms so the U.S. can boost economic growth, create jobs, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
The H-1B and E-3 specialty occupation worker visa programs can help businesses solve workforce challenges due to a lack of skilled talent. Here’s what businesses need to know about the application process for these talented, well-educated foreign nationals.
- 4 Visa Programs That Can Help Employers Solve Their Workforce NeedsAmerican businesses are in the midst of the biggest labor crisis ever, with more open positions than there are available and willing workers to fill them. Legal nonimmigrant workers can help businesses meet their workforce needs. Here are four nonimmigrants visa programs to know about.
- Why Immigration Reform Matters to Local CommunitiesFor local communities and businesses of all sizes, across all industries, immigration has to be part of the solution for future economic growth and sustained prosperity.
- How Congress Can Find Common Ground on Immigration ReformCongressional members on both sides of the political aisle share their thoughts on potential pathways to compromise on immigration reform.
To allow businesses to meet their workforce needs, the U.S. Chamber is pushing Congress and the administration to implement commonsense immigration reforms. When businesses are empowered to welcome international talent to the workforce, we renew our nation’s legacy as an open and welcoming country where anyone who works hard can attain his or her goals.
Immigration is not only crucial to America’s identity but also to its economy. Here’s how immigration reform can drive local and national economic growth.
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- Mar 18, 2021U.S. Chamber Praises House Passage of Immigration Legislation
“Both the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act are critically important to the business community. For years, Washington has spent time bickering about immigration and letting huge problems go unaddressed. Today’s votes are steps in the right direction towards solving some of our nation’s pressing immigration challenges. The U.S. Chamber is committed to ensuring these proposals are passed in the U.S. Senate and signed into law.”
- Mar 17, 2021U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on Immigration Legislation
This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting H.R. 6, the "American Dream and Promise Act," and H.R. 1603, the "Farm Workforce Modernization Act."
- Mar 10, 2021Comments to USCIS on Modification of Registration Requirement for Petitioners Seeking to File Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions
Chief Charles L. Nimick
Business and Foreign Workers Division Office of Policy and Strategy
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Department of Homeland 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20259
- Feb 16, 2021Coalition Letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken
February 16, 2021
The Honorable Antony Blinken
Secretary of State
United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Dear Secretary Blinken:
- Feb 16, 2021Comments to DOL re: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States:
Administrator Brian Pasternak Office of Foreign Labor Certification
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20210
- Feb 04, 2021U.S. Chamber Applauds Reintroduction of the Dream Act
Today, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) reintroduced the Dream Act, which would provide qualifying long-term undocumented residents of the U.S. with the ability to earn lawful permanent residence through education, employment, or military service. U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Neil Bradley, released the following statement supporting today's introduction...
- Feb 02, 2021U.S. Chamber Statement on Immigration Executive Order
"We commend President Biden for taking action to ensure the reunification of separated families, address irregular migration across the Southern Border, and improve the functionality of our nation's immigration system by conducting a top-to-bottom review of barriers to our legal immigration system. Policies adopted over the past several years have undermined critical employment-based visa programs and significantly hindered many different companies' ability to expand their domestic operations and create jobs for Americans..."
- Feb 01, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
- Jan 20, 2021U.S. Chamber CEO Encouraged by Biden's Plans for Immigration Reform
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, today issued the following statement after President Biden announced his plans for immigration reforms.
"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is very encouraged to see President Biden prioritizing immigration reform in the early days of his administration. We welcome the new tone set by his leadership, which will be critical for obtaining lasting improvements to our nation's immigration system.
- Jan 15, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
This Hill Letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.