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 FoldJul 08, 2019 - 9:00am
American Flag with Barbed Wire

Humanitarian Aid is on Its Way to the Border

Businesses can and must step up and lead. We have the resources and logistical networks to be of great help.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Above the FoldJan 16, 2019 - 12:15pm
Central American refugees and asylum seekers walk along a road in Tapachula, Mexico.

Concerned about Immigration and the Border? Then Help the Northern Triangle.

The bipartisan support for Colombia can be a model for enhancing border security.

Above the FoldJan 10, 2019 - 9:15am
State of American Business 2019

State of American Business 2019 Live Blog

President and CEO Tom Donohue outlined the top challenges facing the business community and lays out the U.S. Chamber’s policy priorities.

Above the FoldNov 12, 2018 - 9:00am
The art of the possible.

New Opportunities for Bipartisanship

We’re calling on our new and reelected leaders from both parties to claim the middle ground and reject the extremes on both sides.

Above the FoldNov 08, 2018 - 2:30pm
The American flag flies outside the U.S. Capitol.

What’s Next? 5 Takeaways from the Midterm Elections

What’s now on the table for the business community and a pro-growth agenda, and what should you be watching for in the months ahead?

Above the FoldNov 05, 2018 - 9:00am
Illustration of office workers working around a table.

The Two-Gap Workforce Challenge

The skills and people gaps are preventing our nation from leveraging its talent and people from realizing their potential.