Op-ed | President Biden must expedite work permits amid migrant crisis


As union leaders and as an elected official, we see ourselves as protectors of the American Dream.

Fundamentally, our job is to ensure that everyone has a right to work and to be compensated fairly for that work. That dream is at risk if we fail to solve the multitude of challenges the migrant crisis has placed on our city’s resources and economy.

President Biden must act on the urgent requests from Mayor Adams and our federal delegation to expedite work permits. Failure to do so will tax our city’s finances beyond their breaking point, unleash a worker exploitation epidemic, and undermine wage standards for all New Yorkers.