As members of the Global Talent Chamber Network or as attendees of New American Economy’s annual chamber convening, chamber leaders have access to online resources and toolkits that highlight how chambers of commerce are approaching immigrant integration and advocacy work in communities across the country. Here you will find best practice toolkits, research, and advocacy materials to help you craft your immigration policy approach.
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Issue Area Toolkits
Letters and Statements
Texans for Economic Growth Urges Action on Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
60 Chambers of Commerce Call on Congress to Protect DACA and TPS
GTCN Open Letter to Congress on DACA
California REAL Coalition Pass the Dream Act Letter
Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Press Release on DACA
State-level Advocacy and Resources
Compacts on Immigration:
- Colorado Business Coalition for Immigration Solutions (CBCIS): a coalition of more than 45 Colorado businesses, industry, and trade organizations focused on making the economic and business case for a modernized immigration system.
- Ohio Business for Immigration Solutions (OBIS): a coalition of more than 35 businesses, trade associations, chambers of commerce, and economic development groups that believe modernizing our immigration system is critically important for the growth of Ohio’s economy.
- Texans for Economic Growth (TEG): a coalition of more than 105 prominent Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing and supporting the positive impact immigrants have on the Texas economy.
The Contributions of New Americans by State
Examining the Contributions of the DACA-Eligible Population in Key States
State-by-State Fact Sheets (Center for American Progress)
Fly-In and Advocacy Talking Points
Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Economic Benefits of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Immigrant Entrepreneurship on Startups and Innovation
Economic Benefits of Temporary Protected Status
Additional Data and Resources
Guide for Employers What to Do if Immigration Comes to your Workplace (National Immigration Law Center)
Preparing for Immigration Raids: Know Your Rights information for Employers and their Employees (ABIC)
Chamber leadership in Gateway for Growth Challenge
What talents and skills do today’s legal immigrants bring?
Cities and Counties Stand to Benefit from the American Dream and Promise Act (Center for American Progress)
Interactive Map: American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (Center for American Progress)
Employment Visas Factsheet
Chamber-Led Strategic Plans
Strengthening the Workforce by Welcoming Immigrant Contributions: Facts and Strategies (Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Global DSM: International Talent Strategy Recommendations (Greater Des Moines Partnership)
The New Tulsans Initiative Welcoming Plan ( Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce)
Welcoming San Diego (The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce)
New Survey Findings: Messaging Immigration in a Challenging Environment (New American Economy)
Untapped Talent: Opportunities for Local Partners to Engage the Immigrant Workforce (New American Economy, Halifax Partnership, and Voxy)