Democrat Senators Beg Biden to Let Noncitizens Work

Long Line of Immigration Protesters

A dozen Democrats in the Senate are petitioning President Joe Biden to let states sponsor immigrants and asylum seekers so they can obtain immediate work authorizations.

Led by Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), the group of senators sent a letter to Biden that claims the United States is facing a major workforce shortage in multiple industries that can only be addressed through immigrant labor.

The letter says that economists believe the shortage is due to the two years of lost immigration due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is no surprise that state leaders have called for immigration reform to meet their state’s workforce needs. Without such reforms, some businesses have closed their doors. Others have hired workers without authorization, leaving such workers at risk of artificially depressed wages and poor working conditions,” the letter states.

It goes on to say the majority of immigrants who cross the southern border are “ready, capable, and willing” to work, but they struggle to find work due to the immigration system’s legal obstacles, such as a six month waiting period for asylum seekers to receive work permits.

Conversely, those who receive parole to enter the country can immediately apply for work authorization, which is what the senators are asking Biden to allow.

The group is urging Biden to allow the secretary of homeland security to issue mass paroles to immigrants already in the country as well as those expected to surge across the border with the end of Title 42.

“Allowing these states to op into a lawful, orderly, and efficient parole program to meet work force needs in critical industries would provide an enormous public benefit to all Americans,” the letter states.

Some of the “critical industries” the senators claim would benefit from immigrant labor include food production and health care.

Beside Durbin, Democrat Senators Tammy Duckworth (IL), Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), Mazie Hirono (HI), Cory Booker (NJ), Alex Padilla (CA), Peter Welch (VT), Bob Menendez (NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Angus King (ME), Elizabeth Warren (MA), and John Hickenlooper (CO) all signed the letter.


  1. If able bodied people receiving funds from the government were required to be seeking employment there would likely be plenty of workers available to fill those positions.

  2. Stop paying the American citizens to stay home. Then they will have to get a job and there would not be a work shortage. Put American citizens before illegals. Illegals shouldn’t be here period unless they go through the proper channels.

  3. Regardless if this trash works or not, they’ll still draw all kinds of free stuff off the tax payers backs, all of the trash pouring in across the border is getting FREE STUFF !!

  4. Why are we paying American citizens not to work yet Sen Durbin wants to allow non-citizens to receive all kinds of free benefits, including the right to work. Maybe Durbin and his democrat friends ought to be deported? Today’s films show most of the immigrants to be young men. Hey we cannot find enough young people to fill our military ranks, so let’s draft the immigrants and send them off to fight our wars!!!!!

  5. Didn’t someone say this was going to happen? And didn’t they also say that the Americans who would be most hurt by hiring illegals would be the poor?

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