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Biden administration relents a bit on migrant work issue

Sep 21, 2023 12:43 pm

Deanna Garcia reports in New York State of Politics that Gov. Kathy Hochul was crowing Sept. 20 about the Biden administration’s announcement that it was granting Temporary Protective Status to expedite work permits for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans who are already in the country. Hochul said it is “an important first step” for her request to get expedited work status for all migrants. Hochul said, "We have all been working so hard to persuade the White House that these individuals who came to this country and are living in New York City shelters don't have to. They came here to work." Right now migrants can't work in the U.S for 180 days, but Hochul wants that number reduced to 30. Hochul said, “We have to have more workers, and this is going to be a very, very positive development for our state's economy, for these individuals and our desire to start not opening more shelters, but starting to shut down shelters.” Read more about this story in New York State of Politics.

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