More than 300 companies are asking Biden and Congress for work permits for undocumented immigrants

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More than 300 companies are asking Biden and Congress for work permits for undocumented immigrants

By the number of ‘parole’ or pardon from deportation millions of undocumented immigrants can also obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

Because of this, the leaders of more than 300 companies sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Congress to ask them to grant the said. protect immigrants.

“As the owners of our country, we are asking you to take immediate action to expand work authorization for long-term immigrant taxpayers and newcomers,” said the letter sent Thursday.

Businesses and civil organizations have warned that the United States is facing a job shortage that could be solved by granting work permits to immigrants.

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The United States is struggling with a labor shortage bureaucratic delays in processing visas for foreign workers and other issues arising from the antiquated immigration system,” the letter said.

The petition was initiated by the American Business Immigration Action Coalition (ABIC Action), following President Biden’s policies to protect some newly arrived immigrants under parole.

“With unemployment below 4 percent and rampant inflation hitting all Americans before the holidays, Congress and the president should strengthen and expand parole and work permits, rather than weaken them. them,” said Rebecca Shi, executive director of ABIC Action.

The petitioners remember that the president Biden has administrative authority to provide jobs to immigrants so they ask you to act.

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“I urge Congress and President Biden to preserve and strengthen the parole authority and give business owners and workers the opportunity to grow our economy,” said Bob Worsley, founder of ZenniHome, LLC and former Republican Arizona state senator. .

He added that the construction industry, to which his company belongs, is facing labor problems.

Jenni Tilton-Flood of Flood Brothers LLC joined the petition.

“Maine is currently experiencing one of the tightest labor markets in recent history, with 42,000 open positions and only 42 workers for every 100 available positions,” Tilton said. -Flood.

Currently, congressmen are preparing a bipartisan plan that would tighten asylum requests, but there are also proposals to grant parole to undocumented relatives of those who serve in the United States military.

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