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

Letters to CongressJun 26, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1900, "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act of 2019"

This letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting S. 1900, the "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressJun 25, 2019 - 2:30pm

Coalition Letter Supporting Supplemental Funding for CBP 

This Coalition letter supporting supplemental funding for additional Customs and Border Protection officers was sent to the House and Senate.

Letters to CongressJun 17, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1004, the “Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, as well as Sen. John Cornyn, supporting S. 1004, the “Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act.”

EventJun 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to Jun 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
USIBC Ideas Summit Key Graphic

USIBC India Ideas Summit & 44th Annual Meeting

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council will host the India Ideas Summit: Connecting Cities and States on June 12-13. The event will convene high ranking government officials from the U.S. and India, C-suite executives and thought leaders to discuss the future of work, defense cooperation, healthcare, data security, supply chains, corporate sustainability and more.

Above the FoldJun 10, 2019 - 9:00am
Farm workers harvesting yellow bell peppers near Gilroy, CA.

The Key to Keeping Our Economy Strong

How do you sustain and strengthen growth? Simple. You retain workers of all skill levels.

Above the FoldJun 04, 2019 - 7:00pm
An attendee holds a "We Are All Dreamers" sign at an event in Las Vegas, NV.

Quick Take: Your Primer on the American Dream and Promise Act

The bill would permanently protect Dreamers and long-term beneficiaries of the Temporary Protected Status program.

Press ReleaseJun 04, 2019 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Commends House for Passing the American Dream and Promise Act

It is long-past time for Congress to act.WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. The Chamber issued a key vote in support of passage of the bill.

Letters to CongressJun 03, 2019 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 6, “American Dream and Promise Act of 2019"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives supporting H.R. 6, the "American Dream and Promise Act of 2019."

Press ReleaseMay 21, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Continues to Push for Dreamer and TPS Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement in advance of tomorrow's House Judiciary Committee mark up of H.R. 2820, the DREAM Act of 2019, and H.R. 2821, the American Promise Act of 2019: