Doug Mayorga

President & Founder

Serving as business facilitator for U.S. minority Firms.”

Innovation, Commerce, Digital Education, Foreign Labor Force, Start UP and Expansion are key goals for the Chamber during 2024. These five priorities drive our work and they’re crucial to our overarching goal of improving the economy for our members, clients, and our nation.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

On International Labor Day, we join hands with workers across America and the globe to celebrate the indelible contributions of labor to our economies. From local enterprises to expansive fields, the labor of dedicated individuals propels our nation forward, embodying the spirit of progress and prosperity.

As Chairman of the U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce, I am committed to advocating for policies that strengthen our economic and diplomatic ties with Latin American nations. A critical step in this journey is the expansion of worker visa programs to countries beyond Mexico, including Honduras and Colombia. This initiative not only addresses the pressing challenges of illegal immigration and poverty but also harnesses the potential of foreign labor to invigorate our industries.

Our offices in Bogotá and Tegucigalpa stand ready to assist U.S. employers in connecting with qualified, talented individuals who are eager to contribute to our economy. Despite the beauty of these nations, it is heartbreaking to witness the pervasive poverty that stifles their potential. A cycle of ineffective governance has perpetuated these conditions, compelling many to seek better opportunities abroad under dire circumstances.

To constructively address these challenges, we must implement a regulated and comprehensive labor visa program, akin to the successful H-2A model with Mexico. Such a program would encompass sectors like agriculture, construction, hospitality, and manufacturing, providing a structured pathway for legal immigration and employment.

In partnership with a Miami-based diversity and inclusive HR firm, we have developed staffing solutions aligned with visa categories like H-2A, H-2B, H-1B, O-1, and L-1. These initiatives are designed to meet the dual needs of U.S. employers and prospective employees, ensuring mutual benefits.

Moreover, we urge the U.S. Congress to undertake a thorough reform of the H-2A and H-2B visa programs. A revision of the recruitment process will alleviate unnecessary bureaucratic obstacles, enabling a smoother, more transparent engagement for all stakeholders involved.

We also encourage the U.S. Government to facilitate the employment of 10,000 agricultural workers through our Chamber. This strategy will significantly mitigate labor shortages, curb inflation, and reinforce our agricultural sector, sustaining at least 100,000 legal jobs across various industries.

By fostering a welcoming environment for legal immigrants, we not only enrich our workforce but also affirm our national values of diversity and opportunity. Together, we can cultivate economic resilience and uphold the principles that render the United States a beacon of hope and freedom.

Challenges remain, notably in our interactions with the Honduran government and the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa. Yet, with the collective will of our government, Congress, and citizens, we can transcend these hurdles.

It is time to hold accountable the leaders of Latin America for decades of oversight that have precipitated an immigration crisis impacting our hemisphere. Let us champion a future that benefits all nations and honors our enduring ideals.

Thank you for your support and commitment to this vital cause. Together, we can build a legacy of prosperity and cooperation that transcends borders.

God bless America, and God bless each of you.


Douglas Mayorga
U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce
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