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 CongressMay 06, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Opposing S. 1103 and H.R. 2278, “RAISE Act”

This letter was sent to the U.S. Congress, opposing S. 1103 and H.R. 2278, the “RAISE Act.”

EventApr 05, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The Immigration Landscape: Addressing Today's Challenges, Exploring New Solutions

Join us on Friday, April 5th for a discussion on the current immigration policy landscape. The event will feature three panels discussing several key issues, including legislative relief for Dreamers and long-term TPS recipients, the impact of regulatory and administration actions on the American business community, and examining innovative ideas to improve our country's immigration system.

Press ReleaseApr 04, 2019 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the President's Decision Not to Close the Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today in response to President Trump's decision to keep the U.S.-Mexico border open.

Press ReleaseApr 01, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on Closing the U.S.-Mexico Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today in response to the Trump Administration's threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border.

Above the FoldMar 29, 2019 - 11:30am
A truck waits to enter Mexico at the Calexico East Port of Entry in Calexico, CA.

One Way to Tank Markets and the U.S. Economy? Close the Border with Mexico.

Five million American jobs depend on trade with our southern neighbor.

Press ReleaseMar 06, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement for the Record on House Judiciary Committee Hearing Entitled “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement for the record in anticipation of today’s hearing entitled “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients” being held in the House Judiciary Committee...

Press ReleaseFeb 15, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on National Emergency Declaration

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on the prospect of a national emergency declaration by the president: "As long-time proponents of both immigration reform and greater border security, the Chamber shares in the frustration about the lack of legislative progress on both issues.

ArticleFeb 12, 2019 - 3:15pm

How Marriott is Combating Human Trafficking.

Marriott International is committed to make 750,000+ hotel workers and 6,900 properties a part of the fight to combat modern slavery.

Above the FoldJan 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Dream sign in front of the Capitol.

Breaking the Stalemate on Immigration

Both sides can agree—our immigration system is broken and in desperate need of reform.