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

Provisions face elimination when bill moves to U.S. Senate, due to budget rules governing the process there

By: - November 18, 2021 4:06 pm
immigration advocates speak outside U.S. Capitol

U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, a Texas Democrat, urged House Democrats to keep immigration provisions in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan, outside of the U.S. Capitol Building. Guillermo Garcia, in the red hat, is a farm worker who said the provisions are necessary to keep families of essential workers whole. (Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom D.C. Bureau)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa is a reporter in the States Newsroom Washington, D.C, bureau. 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.