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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 BriefMar 07, 2017 - 3:00pm

Revised Executive Order on Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a revised Executive Order that seeks to improve our national security and prevent terrorist or criminal infiltration by foreign nationals into the U.S.  This order effectively revokes the prior order and goes into effect on March 16, 2017.   

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#LetsGrow Tour in Atlanta

One of five stops as we travel across the country listening to business owners and policy leaders discuss the ingredients needed for driving growth at the local, state, and federal level.