Top New York Democrats have called on President Joe Biden to grant work permits to unemployed illegal aliens residing in NYC.
Mayor of New York City Eric Adams, Gov. Kathy Hochul, Reps. Dan Goldman and Jerry Nadler of New York held a May 22 press conference in Brooklyn with progressive labor and business leaders, reported Politico.
The leading New York Democrats asked the White House to issue special federal work permits for the large numbers of illegal immigrants who have flooded into the state since 2022.
They called for Biden to expedite the process by issuing executive orders without waiting for Congress to allow the illegals, who are currently on public assistance, to be able to work and alleviate financial pressure on social services.
“Without legislation, we can get this done,” said Hochul, referring to the unlikelihood that such a bill to authorize work would pass.
New York State is among the top ten states with the highest unemployment