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 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.

Above the FoldFeb 05, 2018 - 9:00am
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services building

Time for Commonsense Immigration Reform

Leaders in Washington must find common ground and take steps towards an immigration system that will serve our economy.

Above the FoldJan 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
Donald Trump 2017 Special Address to Joint Session of Congress

What We’re Watching: State of the Union 2018

The U.S. Chamber will be listening intently to see what the administration aims to achieve this year.

Above the FoldJan 10, 2018 - 6:00pm
U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue (right) and Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, at the 2018 State of American Business press conference.

U.S. Chamber Hopes for Progress on NAFTA, Infrastructure, Immigration

Here's what happened at the post-State of American Business Address press conference.

Above the FoldJan 05, 2018 - 2:45pm
Quartz clock

Time is Running Out. The Department of Homeland Security Should Extend El Salvador’s TPS Designation.

Uprooting neighbors and co-workers and forcing them to leave their life and family in America at some future date is not sound policy.