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 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.

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.

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.

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:

Letters to CongressMay 17, 2019 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees urging them to Reform and Reauthorize the EB-5 Regional Center Program

Our organizations support a uniform set of principles to strengthen and reform the EB-5 Regional Center program before it expires on September 30, 2019. The principles around which we are aligned for a six-year reauthorization are attached to this letter.

Press ReleaseMay 16, 2019 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on White House Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s newly announced immigration plan:

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.