Migrants to U.S. want to work. Now 5 mayors ask Biden for help.

The mayors of Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and New York are pressing to meet with President Joe Biden about getting federal help in managing the surge of migrants they say are arriving in their cities with little to no coordination, support, or resources from his administration.

The Democratic leaders say in a letter obtained by The Associated Press Nov. 1 that while they appreciate Mr. Biden’s efforts so far, much more needs to be done to ease the burden on their cities.

Migrants are sleeping in police station foyers in Chicago. In New York, a cruise ship terminal was turned into a shelter. In Denver, the number of migrants arriving has increased tenfold and available space to shelter them has withered. With fewer available work authorizations, these migrants cannot find work that would allow them to get into proper housing.

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