We’re urging President Biden: Work Permits For All!

Tuesday, November 14 in Washington, D.C.: March and Rally to the White House for Work Permits for All

11 a.m.: Franklin Park, 13th Street NW and I St NW, Washington, DC


(If you are attending with an organization, please register directly with them)

We are asking President Biden to:

  • Expand PAROLE for long-term immigrant contributors, including DREAMERs without DACAspouses of American citizens, and long-term workers.
  • Expand Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).


This September, President Biden granted work permits to half a million Venezuelan immigrants. This was an important first step for our economy and families. Now, hundreds of advocates and organizations and political leaders from both sides of the aisle are calling on the President to take the next step and grant work permits for long-term immigrant workers and mixed-status families who have worked and paid taxes for decades. 

On November 14, we will host thousands at the National Here to Work Day of Action in Washington, D.C. to say: “Work permits for all!”


Since February 2023, the Here to Work Coalition has rallied more than 350 businesses, Republican and Democratic governors, and Members of Congress to urge the Biden administration to expand work permits for long-term immigrant contributors already in the United States and new migrants arriving at the border — including through the use of parole under the significant public benefit provisions of current law, humanitarian parole, TPS redesignation, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Taking bold, humane, common-sense action makes sense on its merits, and it is politically popular. As laid out in an upcoming memo by American Families United, immigration voters — U.S. citizen adults living with undocumented immigrants — are a force in swing states. Common-sense, humane action on immigration is their top priority.


  • The Biden administration has granted a historic number of parole work permits to 567,000 Afghanis, Ukrainians, Venezuelans, and Cubans. 
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) already provides parole for the undocumented husbands, wives, and parents of U.S. military service members. 
  • Recently, Biden provided TPS for 470,000 Venezuelans who arrived by July 31, 2023.
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Immigrant Families Together

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project

Justice for Migrant Women

Latino Policy Forum

Instituto del Progreso Latino

Made in Venezuela Business Club

Network of Casas de Venezuela in the United States

Initiativa Acción Puertorriquena

HOPE Community Center

Alianza for Progress

Venezuelan American Caucus

Mission Talk

Florida Fellowship of Hispanic Councils and Evangelical Institutions

Arizona Center for Economic Progress

Chicago Volunteer Legal Services

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic

Centro Romero

Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights

Blancarte Strategies

Syrian Community Network

Illinois Unidos

Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project

Allapattah Collaborative CDC

Partners for Our Communities

JCFS Chicago

Metropolitan Family Services

Immigrant Solidarity Dupage

World Relief

Community Health

Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church Chicago