U.S. Chamber Staff


July 23, 2020


This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of trade associations and businesses — including the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Retail Federation and TechNet —

filed a joint lawsuit

seeking an injunction to stop the Departments of Homeland Security and State from implementing the administration's immigration proclamation restricting the use of nonimmigrant worker visas.

In an op-ed published by

The New York Times

, U.S. Chamber CEO Tom Donohue today explained why the U.S. Chamber is taking aggressive action to preserve legal immigration and halt the new job-killing restrictions. An excerpt from

the full piece


Over the past few weeks, the Trump administration has decided to close the door to engineers, executives, information technology experts, doctors, nurses and others who come to the United States on work visas. It has attempted to ban international students from attending American colleges and universities that hold classes virtually in the fall. And it has shown an unwavering commitment to canceling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.

Taken together, these are the most restrictionist immigration policies in nearly a century. This is a fundamental mistake at a time when our nation’s economy is already suffering.

Click here to read the full piece in The New York Times

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