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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

ArticleSep 20, 2017 - 5:00pm
Welcome Dayton: Immigrant Friendly City

Dayton, Ohio Becomes the First 'Certified Welcoming' City in the U.S.

The Midwest city is capitalizing on the power of immigrants to energize their neighborhoods, economy, and culture.

LetterSep 20, 2017 - 2:45pm

Letter to Congress asking for relief for DACA recipients

September 20, 2017   TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:   The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges Congress to act quickly to provide permanent relief for the approximately 800,000 individuals who will be negatively impacted by the

Press ReleaseSep 05, 2017 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on DACA Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement regarding the announcement to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

Issue BriefJul 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

Immigration Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

Immigration Highlights from the “Spring” Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions