Immigrants make last-ditch plea for deportation protections, work permits in Build Back Better

By: - November 18, 2021 4:54 pm

Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Texas Democrat, speaks Thursday during a news conference about the value of work permits and protections from deportations in the Build Back Better plan. Guillermo Garcia, a member of the United Farm Workers, is second from left, wearing a red hat. (Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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