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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

TestimonyMar 26, 2015 - 8:45am

Testimony on to Senate HSGAC Cmte on "Securing the Border: Defining the Current Population Living in the Shadows and Addressing Future Flows"

This is the written testimony of Randy Johnson for a hearing before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, on the subject of lesser-skilled temporary worker programs as an enhancement to security and border control.

TestimonyFeb 26, 2013 - 7:00pm

Testimony for hearing titled "How E-Verify Works and How it Benefits American Employers and Workers"

Testimony before: House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Hearing on: How E-Verify Works and How it Benefits American Employers and Workers

TestimonyFeb 26, 2013 - 7:00pm

Testimony on How E-Verify Works and How it Benefits American Employers and Workers

To: House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary From: Randel K. Johnson Senior Vice President for Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits U.S. Chamber of Commerce

TestimonyJul 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

Testimony on The Economic Imperative for Enacting Immigration Reform

On: The Economic Imperative for Enacting Immigration ReformTo: Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees & Border SecurityFrom: Randel K. Johnson Senior Vice President Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits & Amy M. Nice Executive Director Immigration Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

TestimonyMay 25, 2005 - 8:00pm

The Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Serving our National Economy

On: The Need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Serving our National EconomyTo: U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship of the Committee on the JudiciaryBy: Thomas J. DonohueDate: May 26, 2005