“People seeking asylum in our country, who are now in our city, have made abundantly clear that they want to work to achieve stability and economic independence. The federal government should remove barriers to facilitate these opportunities that can also help crucial businesses close gaps in their workforce that have been undermining. The Council has repeatedly reiterated the need for expedited federal work authorization for asylum seekers to our federal partners since last fall, and once again urge immediate action to echo the Governor and Mayor’s calls.”