America has grown and thrived because we attract and welcome the hardest working and most talented people to our shores. They come here to pursue their dreams and build their lives. However, today’s immigration system falls far short of meeting the needs of our society, our economy, our businesses, and our workers. The U.S. Chamber works for smart immigration policy reforms so the U.S. can boost economic growth, create jobs, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
The H-1B and E-3 specialty occupation worker visa programs can help businesses solve workforce challenges due to a lack of skilled talent. Here’s what businesses need to know about the application process for these talented, well-educated foreign nationals.
- 4 Visa Programs That Can Help Employers Solve Their Workforce NeedsAmerican businesses are in the midst of the biggest labor crisis ever, with more open positions than there are available and willing workers to fill them. Legal nonimmigrant workers can help businesses meet their workforce needs. Here are four nonimmigrants visa programs to know about.
- Why Immigration Reform Matters to Local CommunitiesFor local communities and businesses of all sizes, across all industries, immigration has to be part of the solution for future economic growth and sustained prosperity.
- How Congress Can Find Common Ground on Immigration ReformCongressional members on both sides of the political aisle share their thoughts on potential pathways to compromise on immigration reform.
To allow businesses to meet their workforce needs, the U.S. Chamber is pushing Congress and the administration to implement commonsense immigration reforms. When businesses are empowered to welcome international talent to the workforce, we renew our nation’s legacy as an open and welcoming country where anyone who works hard can attain his or her goals.
Immigration is not only crucial to America’s identity but also to its economy. Here’s how immigration reform can drive local and national economic growth.
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- InternationalThird Annual Transatlantic Business Works SummitWednesday, December 08 - Thursday, December 0909:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- Security and ResiliencePath Forward AMA: Dr. Katelyn JetelinaThursday, December 0904:00 PM EST - 04:30 PM EST
- InternationalSpotlight on Central America: The Call to Action and Partnership for Central AmericaMonday, December 1301:45 PM EST - 03:45 PM EST
- Jan 15, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security This Hill Letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Jan 12, 2021U.S. Chamber CEO Urges a ‘Rally for Recovery’ Through Infrastructure, Immigration Reform, Workforce Reskilling, and Global Competitiveness WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the annual State of American Business speech today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue outlined the path for a widespread economic recovery through a bold agenda of infrastructure investments, workforce reskilling, immigration reforms, and reinvigorating America’s global competitiveness. Additionally, he warned that excessive regulations and anti-competitive taxes would undermine the recovery.
- Jan 12, 20212021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery” In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.
- Dec 21, 2020Comments to U.S. State Department on Visas for Temporary Visitors On December 21, 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments to the U.S. Department of State regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking 85 Fed. Reg. 66878 on "Visas: Temporary Visitors for Business or Pleasure". The. U.S. Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the negative impacts the elimination of the B-1 in lieu of H Nonimmigrant Visa (BILOH) policy would have on their businesses.
- Dec 09, 2020Comments to DHS on Strengthening the H-1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program December 7, 2020 Chief Charles L. NimickBusiness and Foreign Workers DivisionOffice of Policy and StrategyU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesU.S. Department of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20 259 By electronic submission: www.regulations.gov RE: Strengthening the H -1B Nonimmigrant Visa Classification Program85 Fed. Reg. 6 3918 (Octo ber 8, 20 20 )RIN 16 15 -AC13 Dear Chief Nimick :
- Dec 02, 2020Comments to DHS on H-1B Prioritization Rule December 2, 2020 Chief Charles L. NimickBusiness and Foreign Workers DivisionOffice of Policy and StrategyU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesU.S. Department of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue , NWWashington, D.C. 20 259 By electronic submission: www.regulations.gov
- Nov 09, 2020Chamber Comments on the DOL Prevailing Wage Rule Read our comments on the Department of Labor rule re: Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States
- Oct 26, 2020Comments to DHS on Student and Exchange Visitor Visas Read our comments regarding an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Rule "Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media"
- Oct 19, 2020U.S. Chamber Leads Suit Against Overreaching Restrictions on Work Visas Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, and others filed a lawsuit in the Northern District of California against recent regulations that will undermine high skilled immigration into the United States. U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue released the following statement after today’s suit was filed:
- Jul 23, 2020Donohue in NYT: Why We’re Suing to Stop the Administration’s New Immigration Restrictions Our CEO Tom Donohue's latest New York Times' op-ed details our recent joint lawsuit challenging new federal immigration restrictions.