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Denver mayor pushing for work permits to ease migrant crisis

Migrants rest at a makeshift shelter in Denver, Jan. 6, 2023. (Thomas Peipert/AP)
Migrants rest at a makeshift shelter in Denver, Jan. 6, 2023. (Thomas Peipert/AP)

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with Denver Mayor Mike Johnston about the challenges the city is facing from large numbers of migrants seeking asylum, and whether federal help is on the way.

Johnston is leading a group of four more Democratic mayors pushing for solutions from the Biden administration, and he recently met with some Biden advisers.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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