VIDEO: As Republicans Push Shortsighted Border Bill, Pingree Champions Bipartisan Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act

Pingree’s Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act is supported by national and state immigration groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,  Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP), Maine Business Immigration Coalition (MeBIC), and Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC), Maine Chamber of Commerce, Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, HospitalityMaine, Associated General Contractors of Maine, Maine Center for Economic Policy, US Chamber of Commerce, National Retail Federation, National Immigration Forum, American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), National Council of Churches, Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP), Catholic Charities USA, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), National Alliance to End Homelessness, Uyghur Human Rights Project, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Women’s Refugee Commission, Human Rights First, Interfaith Welcome Coalition, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), American Immigration Council (AIC), Border Butterflies Project, Church World Service, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Fellowship Southwest, Franciscan Network for Migrants—USA, HIAS, Home is Here NOLA, Hope Border Institute | Instituto Fronterizo Esperanza, Immigrant ARC, Immigration Equality, International Rescue Committee. Louisiana Organization of Refugees and Immigrants, National Partnership for New Americans, New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta, Refugee Advocacy Lab, Refugee Congress, Refugee Council USA, Santa Cruz Welcoming Network, South Bronx Mutual Aid, Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), We Are All America, World Education Services.

Click here to read the full statement, first released November 29, 2023 by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.