Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement for the record in anticipation of today’s hearing entitled “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients” being held in the House Judiciary Committee:
"We commend Chairman Nadler for convening this hearing on two very important immigration matters. American businesses across a host of industries are very concerned about the uncertain future for their employees who are DACA recipients or TPS beneficiaries. If the DACA rescission and the cancellation of TPS designations are fully implemented, approximately 1 million people who can legally work in the U.S. today will lose their ability to do so. Many TPS beneficiaries have legally lived and worked in our country for nearly two decades, while DACA recipients and the broader population of Dreamers know no other home than the U.S. Deporting these people would not only contradict our nation’s economic interests; such actions would be irreconcilable with the fundamental principles that have made our country great.
"We hope the members of this committee seize the opportunity before them to work together and craft legislation that provides Dreamers and long-term TPS recipients with the certainty they need to continu