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

Above the FoldJan 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue (right) and Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, at the 2018 State of American Business press conference.

U.S. Chamber Hopes for Progress on NAFTA, Infrastructure, Immigration

Here's what happened at the post-State of American Business Address press conference.

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

Above the FoldJan 05, 2018 - 2:45pm
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Time is Running Out. The Department of Homeland Security Should Extend El Salvador’s TPS Designation.

Uprooting neighbors and co-workers and forcing them to leave their life and family in America at some future date is not sound policy.

ReportDec 05, 2017 - 11:45am
Eliminating Human Trafficking

Eliminating Human Trafficking - A Case for Corporate Self-Regulation

This white paper represents the Chamber’s initial step toward a broader solution to labor trafficking and provides insight into how we hope to achieve a common objective. No business desires to be associated with human trafficking in any manner, and every responsible firm seeks to eliminate the problem from its own operations and, to the extent practicable, from appropriate suppliers and business partners. Every business faces its own distinct challenges to address human trafficking based on the size, complexity, and geographic footprint of its operations.

Above the FoldDec 04, 2017 - 9:15am
Dreamer entrepreneur Javier Velazquez, Co-Founder of Uproot Online, speaks at the U.S. Chamber.

Keeping the Dream Alive

Congress must take decisive action to protect the Dreamers once and for all.

Above the FoldNov 16, 2017 - 12:45pm
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From Dream Job to Possible Deportation, a DREAMer Confronts the Unknown

Nearly 800,000 young immigrants that face deportation if DACA is completely rescinded and Congress fails to act.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Dreamer entrepreneur Javier Velazquez, Co-Founder of Uproot Online, speaks at the U.S. Chamber.

The Clock is Ticking, and the Dreamers Can’t Wait

Congress must “enact legislation protecting DACA recipients prior to year's end,” said the U.S. Chamber's Neil Bradley.