Latino lawmakers urge Biden to extend work permits for undocumented people

With presidential election looming, officials in swing states like Nevada and Arizona are prioritizing issues crucial to constituents

As the presidential election looms, Latino elected officials in swing states such as Nevada and Arizona are prioritizing the election issues that are most crucial to their constituents. On Tuesday, leaders held a press conference to urge President Biden to extend work permits for long-term undocumented immigrants.

For more than a year, the Biden administration has used a humanitarian parole program to grant work permits to hundreds of thousands of recent immigrants from Venezuela, Cuba, Haiti and Nicaragua. But long-term immigrants say it’s time that they be provided work authorization as well.

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