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 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.

Above the FoldNov 01, 2018 - 5:30pm
Tom Donohue speaks at 2018 Talent Forward.

How to Shrink the Skills and People Gaps

By closing both gaps opportunity will flourish, the economy will grow, and people will prosper.

Above the FoldJun 19, 2018 - 10:45am
Tom Donohue

Separating Children from Families Must End Now

Thousands of children are being forcibly removed from their parents by our government. This is not who we are.

Above the FoldApr 23, 2018 - 12:45pm
Nejvi Bejko, a Michigan State University graduate, is living her dream as an assistant manager of a growing small business fashion brand, MM.LaFleur.

‘I Actually Existed’: How One DREAMer’s Career Hopes are Turning into a Nightmare.

Fashion was always her future. Facing the prospect of being deported was never something she thought she'd have to worry about.