Denver Mayor Mike Johnston calls work authorization for immigrants ‘critical’ ahead of Biden mayors meeting

As cities across the United States grapple with how to deal with the influx of immigrants from the southern border, Denver Mayor Mike Johnston believes that his city can help immigrants succeed if they have the “capacity to work.”

Johnston, who was in Washington, D.C., for the United States Conference of Mayors conference, called work authorization for immigrants “critical.”

“What’s critical for us is that folks that arrive, arrive with work authorization because we know everyone wants to work,” Johnston told the Washington Examiner. “They want to support themselves. They don’t need to be on the taxpayer dime. If folks arrive in our city with the capacity to work, then we can help them succeed.”

The Denver mayor’s statement comes ahead of a meeting President Joe Biden is having with mayors from across the country at the White House
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