When October 30, 2023 at 9:00am 1 hr 30 mins
Where El Paso Community Foundation

“Here to Work” Town Hall: Expanding Work Authorization Access and Opportunities in El Paso

Date: Monday, October 30

Time: 9 AM to 10:30 AM MST

Location: El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N Oregon St, El Paso, TX 79901 


Live Stream: https://www.facebook.com/ElPasoChamber/

Co-sponsored by: American Business Immigration Coalition Action, El Paso Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, El Paso Evangelical Network, National Immigration Forum, FWD.us, American Families United, LULAC El Paso Council No. 8, Children at Risk


El Paso continues to face significant increases in migration and ongoing workforce shortages. Meanwhile, over 46,000 El Pasoans cannot legally work, despite paying $72 million in taxes and wielding a spending power of $684 million. Congresswoman Veronica Escobar is a national champion to protect the spouses of U.S. citizens and keep families together. Recently, she has led on a “Dear Colleague” letter to President Biden urging him to provide parole for U.S. citizens’ spouses and long-term immigrant contributors. Join Congresswoman Escobar, employers, faith leaders, community leaders, and local elected officials to learn how President Biden can expand parole and work authorization access to help address El Paso’s migration and workforce challenges, keep El Paso families together, and increase economic prosperity and opportunities for all El Pasoans, including new arrivals and long-time contributors.



  • U.S. Representative Veronica Escobar

  • Woody Hunt, Senior Chairman, Hunt Companies

  • Cindy-Ramos Davidson, CEO, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Andrea Hutchins, CEO, El Paso Chamber of Commerce

  • Pastor Timothy Perea, New Life Faith Center 

  • Bishop Mark Seitz, Catholic Diocese of El Paso 

  • Edgar Falcon, Board of Directors, American Families United

  • Juan Carlos Cerda, Texas State Director, American Business Immigration Coalition Action 

  • Linda Corchado, Director, Children’s Immigration Network, Children at Risk