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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- Jul 15, 2022Immigration Data Center
America’s woefully inadequate immigration system is directly contributing to the worker shortage crisis and hindering American business operations.
- Jun 22, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on FY23 Homeland Security Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, ahead of the committee's markup of the Fiscal Year 2023 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
- Jun 16, 2022U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Act on Immigration
Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued a statement on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on ‘Strengthening our Workforce and Economy through Higher Education and Immigration.’
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This publication, Anti-Human Trafficking Laws, provides an overview of relevant laws, executive orders, treaties, and conventions, in the international human rights context. The first section of this publication, Federal Laws, highlights human trafficking rules applicable to companies in the U.S. The second part, International Laws, provides an overview of human trafficking treaties and conventions, as well as supply chain due diligence laws in Europe.
- Jun 15, 2022U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Act on Dreamers
Today, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued a statement regarding the 10th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- Mar 02, 2022Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus Announcement Letter to Congress
This Coalition letter was sent to Congressional Leadership announcing the formation of the Alliance for a New Immigration Consensus.