June 18, 2024

Democrat leaders ask DHS “to grant parole for long-term undocumented immigrants and our most recent arrivals to create a process for streamlined work authorization.”

Over 40 Democrat mayors pleaded with Joe Biden to expedite work permits for millions of illegal aliens.

In a letter sent to Biden this week, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D), Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D), Boston Mayor Michelle Wu (D), and 38 other mayors and county officials asked the federal government to approve work permits for potentially millions of illegal aliens.

“We, leaders representing local governments around the country are writing to respectfully request that the Department of Homeland Security leverage its authority to grant parole for long-term undocumented immigrants and our most recent arrivals to create a process for streamlined work authorization,” they write.

Our request is rooted in the belief that extending the dignity of legal authorization to work for our residents born in Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and other countries would be a positive step forward. These individuals have embraced the United States as their home and have, over decades, worked diligently, paid taxes, raised families, started businesses, and bought homes.

Both recent arrivals and the long-standing undocumented community are susceptible to dangerous work conditions and exploitation that often result when individuals lack access to work authorization and the protections that come with it. It is our strong recommendation that in the development of this program, worker safety and worker choice is prioritized, and a worker’s legal presence is not solely tied to their employment by a single employer.

The request from the mayors and county officials comes in the wake of job growth data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing most new jobs under Biden have gone to newly arrived migrants.

Americans have been completely left behind in this economy: foreign-born employment is not only several million above its pre-pandemic level but is even above its pre-pandemic trend, while native-born Americans have made no progress in 4 years – in fact, they’ve gone backwards: pic.twitter.com/AsADABdxQb

— E.J. Antoni, Ph.D. (@RealEJAntoni) April 5, 2024

Meanwhile, job growth among U.S. citizens has remained stagnant.

If only Democrat leaders cared as much about their own constituents as they do for illegal aliens.

Read the letter:

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